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Vol. XI 

No. 8 

January, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


R. M. Watkins, '23. College Park 


A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, 30. College Park 


The Alumni News 
(). R. CARRINGTON, '28 Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Lt. Jim Meade, '39 Is Subject 
Of Sportswriter's Column 

The following article, written by the 
Washington Times-/ Ierald sports writer, 
Vincent X. Flaherty, contains some inter- 
esting news about one of Maryland's bright- 
est football stars, "Jarring" Jim Meade, 
who made football history at College Park 
back in the "thirties." 

Flaherty's article runs as follows: "One 
of our favorite athletes — should say, for- 
mer athletes — writes from the Southwest 
Pacific, where he has spent the past 18 
months. Remember Jim Meade, former 
University of Mankind fullback and later 
a member of the Redskins? 

Commands Paratroopers 

"Jim is a lieutenant in command of a 
detachment of Army Paratroopers. He 
writes by 'V Mail,' the letter dated No- 
vember 18, and in view of the fact it's just 
getting here now, Jim must be a far piece 

' My wife.' writes Meade, 'has just sent 
me a clipping of your column of September 
18 saying 1 was in London. I only wish I 
were there where it is nice and cool. In- 
stead, I am in a jungle on an island in the 
Southwest Pacific. Damned hot island, too. 

" 'I've been overseas 17 months, Vinnie, 
and I don't know what's going on back 
home. Will you do me a favor and give 
me all the dope about the boys? I was in 
the parachute attack on Lae in the Mark- 
ham Valley in New Guinea in September 
and came out of it okay. I've been in the 
paratroopers two years now and I like my 
work a lot. But 1 still like football better. 
(Continued on Page 7) 

Captain (lalfJt C. ^uUen.,'35 
See*, Actio*. At Aft Poncltia 

Captain Ralph C. Fisher, '55, was one 
of those who led the American forces 
when they stormed Mount Porchia in the 
recent four-day Italian battle, according to 
a recent report from Allied Headquarters 
in Algiers. Captain Fisher also participated 
in the North African invasion and the en- 
tire Tunisian campaign. 

Fisher is a native of Birmingham, Ala., 
and came to Ilvattsville, Mel., in 1923 
where he attended the local schools before 
entering the University of Maryland in 
19M. He was a student in the College of 
Agriculture and served as a Lieutenant in 
the R.O.T.C. Later he was a member of 
Company F of the Mankind National 

He was taking a postgraduate course at 
the University and working in the bindery 
division of the Government Printing Office 
when he was called to active duty as First 
Lieutenant in 1940. He was promoted to 
Captain in March, 1942. 

Pratt Library of Baltimore 
Praises Maryland Graduates 

Miss Lucille Dudgeon, director of the 
Library Training Class at Enoch Pratt 
Free Library in Baltimore, recently asked 
the Alumni Association if it would not 
bring the opportunities offered by the 
Pratt Library Training Course to the at- 
tention of Mankind alumni. Her letter 
is so flattering to two Maryland graduates 
that we are reprinting it verbatim. 

"Dear Mr. Carrington: 
"Miss Mildred Donohue, '38, and Miss 
Ruth Koenig, '40, arc on the staff of the 
Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. We 
thought that you would like to know of 
the work that these young women arc 
doing. Also, our contacts with Miss Don- 
ohue and Miss Koenig have been such 
that we are anxious to call the library pro- 
fession to the attention of University of 
Maryland graduates. 

On Leave At Columbia 

"Miss Donohue is now on leave from 
the library and is studying at the Colum- 
bia University School of Library Service, 
where she will receive a Bachelor of Sci- 
ence Degree in Library Service in June, 
1944. Due to her training and experience 
at the Pratt Library, she secured part-time 
employment in the library of the Nurses' 
Home at St. Luke's Hospital, near the 
Columbia campus. 

"Miss Koenig also is a librarian at Enoch 
Pratt, where she is a Children's Librarian 
at Branch 6. 

(Continued on Page 3) 

Alumni Join Local Chapter 
Of Sigma Chi Fraternity 

At the recent initiation of Sigma Chi 
Fraternity at the University of Maryland, 
nine former members of Delta Chapter of 
Sigma Phi Sigma, which became Gamma 
Chi Chapter of Sigma Chi two years ago, 
were taken into membership. The initiation 
was conducted at the Epsilon Chapter 
house of George Washington University. 

Maryland alumni who joined Sigma Chi 
were John Carman Sterling, '16, Superin- 
tendent of the Machine Shop Division at 
the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry- 
Dock Company, Newport News, Va.; Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Geary Epplcy. '20, former 
Dean of Men at the University of Mary- 
land and now with the Headquarters, 
Army Ground Forces, Washington, D. C; 
Ransom R. Lewis, Jr., '19, who is running 
a large dairy farm near Frederick, Md.; 
Augustus W. Hines, '22, Vice-President 
and Treasurer of the Prescott Construction 
Company, Washington, D. C; Lester W. 
Bosley, '23, construction engineer for the 
Public Building Administration, Washing- 
ton, D. C; Paul D. Lewis, '23, Smoot Sand 
Company, Washington, D. C; George W. 
Hough, '26, Treasury Department. Wash- 
ington, D. C; Edward Allen Shepherd, '29, 
Office of Price Administration, Washing- 
ton, D. C; and Lieutenant Colonel Alfred 
E. Weirich, '29, Office of the Inspector 
General, U. S. Army. 

* * 

Mary Hess, '43, Is First Woman 
Sworn Into Florida Marines 

Mary Morris Ellicott Hess, '43, was the 
first woman to be sworn into the Marines 
in the State of Florida. Her father. Captain 
W. M. E. Hess, U.S'.M.C, commanding 
officer of a Marine detachment, admin- 
istered the oath at Marine recruiting head- 
quarters in Miami on November 5. 1943. 
She also has brothers in the Marine Corps 
and Naval Reserve Air Corps. 

Miss Hess, besides following the example 
of her military family, asserts that she is 
becoming a Marine because, like many 
other patriotic women, "I feel it is the 
best way to serve my country." 

Before she leaves for training Mary hopes 
to complete the requirements for her pri- 
vate pilot's license. She formerly held a 
position at Pan American Airways, and in 
(Continued on Page 7) 

* * 

Cover Picture 

The Maryland-Marine basketball game jj 
on December 1 1 was an exciting fracas 
even though the Old Liners lost, 59-33. 
The cover picture shows Dick Tuschak, 
Maryland guard, hugging the ball in a 
scramble near the basket. 

Colonel Lloyd A. Kefauver/06, 

Gets New Post at Fort Sill 

Colonel Lloyd A. Kefauver, '06, was 
recently appointed the new Post Surgeon 
and Commanding Officer of the United 
States \niiv Station Hospital at Fort Sill, 

Veteran In Medical Corps 

A veteran of 33 years' service in the 

Medical Corps, Colonel Kefauver went to 
Fort Sill from England General Hospital, 
Atlantic City, N. )., where he was com 
manding officer. He is a native of Frederick, 
Md., and a graduate of the old Baltimore 
Medical College which was later absorbed 
by the University of Maryland School of 

During the first year of mobilization 
Colonel Kefauver served as surgeon of the 
7th Army Corps. He then was Post Surgeon 
at Fort Knox, Ky., for 18 months before 
beginning his four-month tour of duty at 
England Hospital. 

Colonel Kefauver served in the Philip- 
pine Islands from 1912 to 1916 and during 
World War I was commanding officer of 
the Station Hospital at Fort Meade. He 
also served with hospital units overseas. 
Son Commands Submarine 

Colonel Kefauver has a son, Lieutenant 
Commander Russell Kefauver, a 1933 grad- 
uate of the U. S. Naval Academy, who 
commands a submarine in the Pacific area. 
He also has two daughters, one of whom 
is married to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn 
Cole, commanding officer of a Tank De- 
stroyer Battalion at Camp Maxey, Texas. 

Colonel Kefauver's wife, Christine R. 
Kefauver, is an attorney and at present is 
in New York City, where she is assistant 
counsel with the Public Health Depart- 

Dr. E. G. Ballanger Elected 
President of Medical Group 

Dr. Edgar C. Ballanger, '01, was re- 
cently chosen President-Elect of the South- 

l em Medical Association, the second largest 
medical organization in the United States. 
Dr. Ballanger, who is a prominent Atlanta 
urologist, was named President-Elect at the 
annual meeting of the Association in Cin- 
cinnati. He will take office as President 
early this year. 

Dr. Ballanger is a native of Tyrone, 

i North Carolina. Upon completing his med- 
ical training at the University School of 

' Medicine in 1901, he served his interne- 
ship in the University Hospital and entered 

! the practice of medicine in Atlanta in 
1902, specializing in urology. 

(Continued on Page 5) 


Dr. Pyle Made Acting Dean 
Of Arts and Science College 

For the period of the emergency fol 
lowing the sudden death of Dean Brough 
ton in December, Dean J. Freeman Pyle, 
of the College of Business and Public \<1 
ministration, has been named Acting Dean 
of the College of Arts and Sciences by 
President Byrd. Dr. Pyle will continue as 
Dean of the College of Business and Pub- 
lic Administration but has moved his office 
to the Arts and Science Building to better 
supervise the work in that College. 

Dean Pyle is a newcomer to the Mary- 
land campus, having taken over the re- 
sponsibilities of Dean of the College of 
Business and Public Administration in the 
summer of 1942. He came to the College 
Park campus from Marquette University 
where he had served as Dean of the Rob- 
ert A. Johnston College of Business and 
Public Administration and head of the De- 
partment of Economics for seven years. 
Graduate Of Chicago U. 

The new Dean is a native of Indiana and 
a graduate of the University of Chicago 
where he obtained his Ph.B. degree in 
191", his M.A. in 1918 and his Ph.D. in 
1925. Incidentally, both Mrs. Pyle and 
the Dean's son, John, are graduates of the 
University of Chicago. The latter is now- 
serving as an ensign on a destroyer "some- 
where" in the Pacific. 

At one time Dean Pyle was Professor of 
Political Science and Economics at the 
State Teachers College at Kirksville, Mo., 
and while he was working on his doctorate 
he held the position of teaching assistant 
and instructor in the School of Commerce 
and Administration at the University of 
Chicago. Prior to his appointment at Mar- 
quette Dr. Pyle was lecturer in the School 
of Commerce at Northwestern University, 
from 1923 to 1925. 

(Continued on Page 5) 

Lt. Gerald E. Prentice, '42, 
Commended By King College 

Lieutenanl (.i raid I I 12, for 

ma editoi of the rerrapin and President 

of his senior class, made sik h an ontst.nid 
nig record as commanding office! of the 
532nd College Training Detachment at 
Km- College in Bristol. Tenn., that the 
Dean of Instruction m Arm) Program it 
the College wrote a letter of appreciation 
of Jerry's services to \\ B ( lob 
tary of the University of Man land Minimi 
Association. The Dean's Icttci is as fol 
"My Dear Cobcy: 

"This small college of 250, located in 
the mountains of East Tennessee, wishes 
to acknowledge a debt of gratitude to the 
University of Maryland, for the sterling 
qualities of character, leadership, admin 
istrative ability and initiative shown by 
First Lieutenant Gerald E, Prentice, U. of 
M., '42, as commanding officer of the 
332nd College Training Detachment, 
Army Air Forces, located at this College 

"The interest, untiring effort, and elm 
nity with which he performed his duties, 
during the days of organization and in- 
stallation of a program entirely new to us. 
(Continued on Page 7) 
* * 

Pratt Library At Baltimore 

(Continued from Page 2) 
"Both Miss Donohuc and Miss Koenig 
graduated in 1941 from the Pratt Library- 
Training Class, which offers a library train 
ing program, combining classroom stud) 
and practical work, and emphasizing prep 
aration for work in the Pratt system. Stu 
dents are paid fifty dollars a month during 
the training period and are assured a po 
sition in the system upon satisfactory com 
plction of the course. 

Class Is Accelerated 
"As a result of the war. the class has 
been accelerated, and it is now possible to 
complete the course in six months. The 
second accelerated program will begin on 
February 14 and the examination will be- 
held on January 22 for those applicants 
who, through interview, have shown that 
they have the qualifications for public h 
brary work. 

"These two University of Maryland 
graduates have so proved then worth that 
the Enoch Pratt Free Library announces 
it will welcome the application of other 
University of Maryland people. Infoimi 
tion about the Training Class may be ob 
tained from the Director of the Training 
Class. Enoch Pratt Tree Library, Baltimore. 
1, Maryland, . . . 

Very truly yours, 

Lucille Dudgeon, 
Director of Training Class." 

With Alumni At Home And Abroad 

KURTZ — Cyrus Kurtz, D.D.S., '99, M.D., '02, is practicing 
dentistry in Paterson, N. J. He is married to the former Ruth 
Edna Mcaklc and has four children, Cyrus, George, Sarah and 
Gerald. Following graduation Dr. Kurtz did office work for three 
years and then opened his own office in Paterson. He has traveled 
extensively and, although he is ~3 years of age, is enjoying good 
health and large practice. His address is 97 Jefferson Street, 

GREENSTEIN — Dr. Charles J. Greenstein is an eye, ear 
and throat specialist and is practicing in New Britain, Conn. He 
is married to the former Dorothy Zicring, of New York City, and 
has two children, Helen Lea and Francine Barbara. His home 
address is 44 Dover Road, New Britain. 


PENNINGTON — Lee R. Pennington is administrative as- 
sistant to J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. After receiving his M.S. in Engineering at Mary- 
land, Pennington took his B.C.S. and M.C.S. at Southeastern 
University in Washington, D. C. He has been with the F. B. I. 
since 1929. 


FOGG — George W, Fogg, '26, M.A., '28, formerly employed 
in the financial department of the University of Maryland, was 
recently promoted to the grade of Lieutenant (j.g.) in the Navy. 


HARRISON — Lieutenant E. Eames Harrison recently re- 
turned from the Fiji Islands where she has been stationed for 
more than a year. Following her return she was stationed for a 
while at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C, and then 
rejoined her unit, the 307 Station Hospital. Her present address 
is unknown. 


LOTT — Captain Harlan W. Lott is stationel at Camp Wal- 
ters, Texas, in the Army Dental Corps. Following graduation 
from the University School of Dentistry, Captain Lott practiced 
dentistry at Montrose, Pa. He is a member of Psi Omega Dental 

BURSLEM — William A. Burslem, a graduate of the College 
of Education and a former employee of the financial department 
of the University, has been promoted to the grade of Lieutenant 
(j.g.) in the Navy. 


LEAF — Leah Lenora Leaf was married last November to 
Admal Brit ton. The bride is a graduate of the College of Educa- 
tion and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. 

CARTER — Major Harry E. Carter has been appointed as- 
sistant adjutant and officer in charge of the Officer and Civilian 
Personnel Division at the Quartermaster Replacement Center, 
Camp Lee, Va. Major Carter is a member of Scabbard and Blade, 
Sigma Nu and Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternities. Before entering 
the service he was employment manager of Hccht Company. 

PHILES — Edward L. Philes is personnel director for the 
Army and is located at Camp Meade, Md. 


ARENDS — Captain Theodore G. Arends, of Washington, 
D. C, is now an assistant dental surgeon witli the Army and is 

stationed with the Army Air Forces Pilot School at Courtland, 
Ala. Captain Arends was graduated from the School of Dentistry 
in 1936 after which he practiced dentistry in Chevy Chase, Md. 
He and his wife are now living in Florence, Ala. 

RICHMOND — Dr. Marion B. Richmond, B.S., '37, M.D., 
'41, is stationed at the U. S. Public Health Service Psychiatry 
Hospital at Fort Worth, Texas. He is married and has one daugh- 
ter four months old. 


PRETTYMAN — Daniel T. Prettyman recently received a 
commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative 
Corps at the Camp Barkeley Officer Candidate School, Camp 
Barkeley, Texas. He is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sci- 
ences and formerly lived at Trappe, Md. 

CORBIN — Morris E. Corbin, Jr., was recently promoted to 
the rank of Lieutenant (j.g) and is now serving on destroyer 
escort duty. 

MUDD — Private Hester V. Mudd is stationed with the WAC 
detachment at Moody Field, Valdosta, Georgia. She recently com- 
pleted her basic military training at the Second WAC Training 
Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. 

Miss Mudd is a graduate of the College of Education, and 
prior to her enlistment in the WAC she was a teacher at Wal- 
dorf, Md. 


SHAW — Bamen W. Shaw is a Second Lieutenant in the 
Signal Corps and is stationed at Camp Murphy, Florida. His home 
address is 8408 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring, Md. 

HESS — Captain Kenneth S. Hess is located with the 23rd 
Station Hospital. His address is APO 600, c/o Postmaster, New 
York City. 

COX — Captain J. Newton Cox is physical training instructor 
in the Infantry School, Academic Department, Fort Benning, 
Georgia. Prior to entering the Army as a Second lieutenant in 
1942 Captain Cox was a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road. After that he served as assistant billeting officer at Fort 
Meade and was sent to Camp Frost, South Carolina, as athletic 
and special service officer, before going to Fort Benning. He and 
Mrs. Cox make their home at 1160 Henry Ave.. Columbus, Ga. 


ANDERSON — Harry "Hank" Anderson is a Second Lieu- 
tenant in the Marine Corps and is stationed at Fort Worth, Texas. 
He is a graduate of the College of Agriculture where he majored 
in animal husbandry. Hank was recently married to Jane Howard, 
'42, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and a former 
president of Pan-Hellenic Council and Alpha Omicron Pi Soror- 
ity. 'The couple are living at 1166 South Windsor Boulevard, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 


VALENTINE — Lieutenant Arthur H. Valentine was re- 
cently promoted to the rank of Captain in the Army Air Corps. 
He is on the staff of the W.R.A.S.C. 'Technical School, Engi- 
neering Division, Warner Robbins Field, Macon, Ga. 

SMOOT — Ensign John J. Smoot has been overseas since last 
March and participated in the Sicilian and Italian invasions. He 
is a graduate of the College of Agriculture. His address is U. S S. 
Frederick Funston, Meet Postoffice, New York City. 

With Alumni At Home 

BENNETT — Ensign John M. Ben 
nctt, a graduate of the .College of Business 
and Public Administration, was in the 
Southwest Pacific when last heard from. 
Following graduation he secured a position 
with the U. S. Bureau of Aeronautics and 
was stationed at the Glenn L. Martin 
Plant in Baltimore as an inspector. Later 
he was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy 
Yard on special training and from there 
went to the Midshipman School at North 
western University. After being commis- 
sioned he received further training in the 
Communications Branch of the Service. 
His present address is in care of the Com- 
mander of the Third Fleet in the South 
west Pacific. 


STEINBERG — Aviation Cadet Ed- 
ward H. Steinberg is taking basic officer 
training at the Seymour Johnson Field in 
North Carolina. Following this he will go 
to Advanced Technical School for special- 
ized courses. Steinberg entered the service 
last fall, prior to which he had been em- 
ployed by the Washington Institute of 
Technology. He is married to the former 
Emily Spire, of Hyattsville, Md. 



Edwin Hambleton, '42, and Lieutenant 
Harold E. Earp. '42, U.S.A.A.C, were re- 
cently married at San Antonio, Texas, 
where the groom is now stationed. 

LADD — Miss Louise Bendette Ladd, 
daughter of Colonel S'haler Ladd, U.S.M.C. 
and Mrs. Ladd, of Chevy Chase, Md., was 
married last fall to Lieutenant (j.g.) Henry 
Dallas Linscott, Jr., son of Colonel Lins- 
cott, U.S.M.C. and Mrs. Linscott, of 
Alexandria, Va. The groom is a graduate 
of the University of Missouri, a member 
of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and Kappa Tau 
Alpha. The bride is a member of Delta 
Delta Delta Sorority. Their wedding took 
place at the Chevy Chase Presbyterian 
Church. The couple are living in Boston, 
where Lieutenant Linscott is stationed. 



COHEN — Dr. Lee Cohen, a graduate 
of the School of Medicine and one of the 
pioneers in the field of plastic surgery, 
passed away on December 31 at the Johns 
Hopkins Hospital, following a lengthy ill- 

Dr. Cohen was the author of many sci- 
entific papers on the subject of plastic- 
surgery and frequently was invited to lcc- 

tuic on the subject and to give post grad c- courses. 

He was attending surgeon at the Sinai 
Hospital and the Baltimore F.yc, Far and 
Throat Hospital. Prior to his medical 

studies at the University of Maryland he 

hid taken Ins premedical work at the 
University of North Carolina. During the 
last war he was in charge of Oral Plastic 
Surgery at the General Army I lospital at 
Cape May, N. J. 


CHAPMAN — James W. Chapman, 
Jr., who for more than 34 years was Sec- 
retary of the Maryland State Bar Associa- 
tion, passed away recently at his home in 

Mr. Chapman was born in Chcstertown, 
Md., August 6, 1871. He was a graduate 
of Washington College and later obtained 
a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Johns 
Hopkins University and LL.D. from the 
University of Maryland Law School in 

Elected Secretary of the State Bar Asso- 
ciation in 1908, Mr. Chapman continued 
to take a leading part in the activities of 
that organization until his death. He served 
continuously as secretary except in 1930, 
when he was president for one term. 

He was appointed to the Board of School 
Commissioners of Baltimore City in 1915 
by former Mayor James H. Preston, and in 
1916 was made president of the Board and 
served in that capacity for a number of 

In 1935, Mr. Chapman was named 
United States Commissioner for Balti- 
more and in the same year was awarded a 
gold trophy by Washington College as the 
alumnus who had done most for the suc- 
cess of the College in the preceding year. 

Mr. Chapman was a member of the 
North Baltimore Methodist Church, the 
Hopkins Club, the University Club, Con- 
cordia Lodge, and Masons. 

Besides his daughter, Mrs. Edward 'P. 
Gieske, of Baltimore, he is survived by a 
son, Lieutenant S. Vannort Chapman, of 
the United States Coast Guard, and two 
grandchildren, Edward T. Gieske, Jr., and 
James Chapman Gieske. His wife, Claire 
Vannort Chapman, passed away in 1936. 


HURST — Dr. Orville C. Hurst, of Bal- 
timore, was recently struck and killed by 
an automobile in that city. Dr. Hurst was 
a native of Clarksville, West Virginia, and 
had practiced dentistry- in the Medical Arts 
Building in Baltimore since graduation 
from the Maryland Dental School. He was 
assistant professor in the Department of 
Crown and Bridge in the University of 

Maryland Dental School fur is yean, n 

sig k .i yeai ago Dr. I bust memba 

of tin \inui in Dental Asso. iation, \l 
land Dental Association, Baltimore Dentil 
Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Phi 
Sigma Kappa and I'm Omega fraternities. 

19 il 
LICHLITER — Captain Lawreno D 

Lichliter, U. S. \iinv An Corps, was re 

ported by the Wai Department to have 

been killed while on a mission ova Sic ik- 
on July 10. bust reported missing in .11 
tion, a recent letter to his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. F. D. Lichliter, of Washington, 
D. C, after the Sicilian invasion, revealed 
that his grave had been found. 

Captain Lichliter graduated from East 
em High School before entering the Uni- 
versity. He was a member of Phi Delta 
Theta Fraternity. He took CAA training 
at Mankind and enlisted in the Air forces 
in September, 1941. Overseas since No- 
vember, 1942, he was promoted to the 
rank of Captain while serving with troop 
carrier in the Middle East. 

* * 

Dr. E. G. Ballanger Elected 

(Contimicd from Page 3) 
At various times he served as President 
of the Fulton County Medical Society, 
American Urological Association, South- 
eastern Section of the American Urological 
Association, and the Southeastern Surgical 

* * 

Dr. Pyle Made Acting Dean 

(Continued from Page 3) 
The Maryland Dean is a member of the 
American Economics Association, The 
American Management Association The 
American Marketing Association; the ex- 
ecutive committee of the American Asso- 
ciation of Collegiate Schools of Business 
and is one of the representatives of the As- 
sociation on the American Counsel in Ed- 
ucation; is a past president of the Execu- 
tive Club of Milwaukee, and was chairman 
of the research committee and a member 
of the industries committee of the Mil 
waukee Chamber of Commerce. Recently 
Governor O'Conor appointed him con- 
sultant for the Maryland Commission on 
Post War Development and Reconstruc- 

Author Of Two Textbooks 
He is the author of two widely used 
textbooks on marketing: "Marketing Prin- 
cipals", published in 1931 and revised in 
1936; and "Marketing Management" 
which appeared in 1942. In addition, Dr. 
Pyle has written numerous articles for such 
publications as the Harvard Business Re- 
view, Political Economy, and the American 
Economics Review. 

Old Line Athletic Contributions 

Old Line Boxing Team 
Lacks Experienced Fighters 

As press time for the Alumni News 
approached, the University of Maryland 
boxing team was still an unknown quan- 
tity and needed a test to prove its worth. 
Three With Experience 

Coach Fausto Rubini has the task of 
developing some sixteen inexperienced 
boys, most of whom are still in their 
freshman year. Martin Rude, Alex Bo- 
benko, and Benson Schwartz are the only 
ringmen on hand with previous college ex- 
perience. Bobenko is the veteran of the 
lot with almost a full year of boxing be- 
hind him. 

The intervening Christmas holidays 
didn't help Rubini's training schedule for 
the opening tussle with Army at College 
Park on January 15. The Maryland ring- 
men started training late and have hardly 
had time to get ready for the well trained 
and older Army pugilists. 

"I think the boys are tops physically, 
(Continued on Page 7) 

Boxing Schedule 

Jan. 1 5 — U. S. Military Academy, 

College Park 

22 — North Carolina University, 
Chapel Hill 

Feb. 5 — University of Virginia, 

College Park 

12 — U. S. Military Academy, 

West Point 

26 — University of Wisconsin, 

Madison, Wisconsin 

Mar. 4 — U. S. Coast Guard Acad., 
College Park 

Basketball Team Faces 
Experienced Opposition 

Lest some Maryland alumni may be 
wondering at the unimpressive showing 
made thus far by the basketball team it 
should be pointed out that the Old Liners 
are meeting some of the strongest teams in 
the country, all but three of which on the 
schedule have V-12 and marine reinforce- 
ments to bolster their line-ups. 

Few All-Civilian Schools 

As Maryland is one of the few all-civil- 
ian schools, as far as sports go, little hope 
for a bright and optimistic future is in 
view. There is no doubt that this year's 
young team could stack up fairly well with 
most of the current opponents in pre-war 
days. The Old Liners bore out this point 
when they put up a scrappy fight against 
the civilian Marshall College quintet, only 
to come out on the short end of a tight 
46-39 decision that wasn't decided until 
the last 45 seconds of play. 

Mankind's disastrous opener with the 
(Continued on Page 7) 

Maryland's Current Basketball Squad. Left to right, back row — Manager Peck. Hoffecker. Tuschak, Chisari, Hiden, and Coach 
Shipley, who is laid up with a pair of broken legs. Second row — Doory. Flynn. Fennell. Englebert, Tausher, Ryan. Front 

row — Greer. Kishi, Williamowski, and Acite. 


Lt. Jim Meade, '39 Is Subject 
(Continued from Page 2 1 

(The next few lines are deleted by the 
tensor. ) We're going to give those )aps 
a tougher time of it then the Bens gave 
the Redskins back in 1940. (again the ten 

r sor goes to work, leaving only lim Meade's 

"We were under the impression Meade 
was in London because he sent us a post 
card some months ago bearing a picture of 
the Bank of England. Meade was in sev 

i eral engagements prior to the attack on 

* * 

Coach Burton Shipley Suffers 
Fractures of Both Legs 

Troubles mounted for the University of 
Maryland basketball team when Burton 

f Shipley, veteran coach for 21 years, frac- 
tured botli of his legs in an accident at 
his home near College Bark on January 9. 
The accident occurred when he was 
thrown from a pony cart against a gate post. 
"Ship" had purchased a new pony for his 
young daughter, Josephine, and it ran 
away with him as he was testing it out 
after the animal had proved a little too 
frisky for the young girl. 

The cage mentor will be out of action 
for about a month. Al Heagy, assistant in 

1 football and varsity lacrosse coach, will take 
over court duties in his absence. Heagy is 
a graduate of Maryland and played under 

I Shipley while a student at College Bark. 

* * 

Former Maryland Professor 
At University of Alsiers 

Captain Carl D. Clarke, former profes 
sor of medical art at the University of 
Mankind School of Medicine, is working 
I in a laboratory at the University of Algiers, 
' where he and a technical staff arc busy 
making artificial noses, ears, jaws, hands, 
; and arms, for soldiers at the front. Captain 
Clarke calls his new art "portheses" and 
says that it will enable many maimed sol- 
diers to hide their disfiguration and live 
normal lives. 

* * 

Mary Hess, '43, Is First Woman 

(Continued from Page 2) 
addition was taking flying lessons. 

Mary is from Point Pleasant, N. J., 
where she attended school after spending 
three years with her parents in France and 
Switzerland. She graduated from the Col- 
lege of Education last February. She was 
a member of the Defense Council, the 
May Day Committee, Language and Inter 
national Relations Clubs and Kappa Delta 
Sorority. Following graduation, she taught 
English in Easton, Md., and did Red Cross 

Old Line sports fans and alumni will 
be glad to see a picture of Fausto 
Rubini. Maryland's new coach of 
boxing. Rubini is from the University 
of Wisconsin, where he was welter- 
weight champion for several seasons. 
Rubini is also a football coach and 
while he was football coach at Lan- 
caster High School, in Wisconsin, he 
developed Dave Schriener and Mark 
Hopkins, who became All-American 
end and halfback, respectively, at 
Wisconsin last year. 

Old Line Boxing Team 

(Continued from Page 6) 

but they haven't had an opportunity to 
iron out some rough points." Rubini said. 
"This match with Army will probably be 
no more than a test for us to determine 
just what we have." 

Maryland has the only collegiate sports 
program in the State of Maryland or the 
Washington area. 

Need Bobenko 

Rubini will be counting heavily on the 
Impound Bobenko. only carry-over from 
last year who has had real experience. A 
good deal of service is also expected of 
Bill Coaklcy who showed up very well in 
the All-University Boxing tournament in 
December. I le scored the only knockout of 
the matches in his final win. Vic Berman, 
an incoming freshman, is full of promise 
and should handle some heavy duty in the 
Hi pound class before the end of the 
season. Little Ed Gauvin, who punches 
his way through the 120-pound division, is 
an almost sure fire bet to hold down the 
flyweight berth on the team. The seven- 
teen-year-old freshman displayed plenty of 
finesse in scoring both of his lop-sided wins 
m the tournament. 

When Rubini looks ahead, he gets an 
even bigger headache what with service 
reinforced teams like North Carolina. Vir- 
ginia, and Wisconsin listed on the season's 
roster. The United States Coast Guard of 
New London, Connecticut, is slated for 
the finale of one of Maryland's toughest 
ring schedules. 

Basketball Team Faces 

( lontinued from /' *.:< < 
Qu.mtu o M units ended '•>'> J3 was .111 

example of service vhmis civilian teams 
Bainbridgc Navy, out of the best ten 

fives m the Country, followed suit with .1 

ss21 drubbing foi the thud unsuccessful 

home stand. The Tcips took to tht mid 
for the fust tunc on J.iniuiv B, .md Vil 
ginia made the Liners vim thtv took the 
tup b> pounding out a win to the turn of 

.i s2 2d score. \t tins writing, the team is 
m preparation for V. M I . the onlj mil 
ian team left on the si httlult 
Heagy Takes Over 
\1 Heagy, who is taking over the basket 
ball coaching portfolio in the absence of 
veteran Burton Shipley, is finding it hard 
with his new ictrmts. The v.usitv lacrosse 

coach, incognito, is thanking Ins luckj 

stars for such reliable storing performers 
as high scorer Jack Flynn, Joe Auto, and 
Lnnv Englebert. 

New Literary Magazine 
Appears On Maryland Campus 

The first issue of a Literary Quarterly 
Magazine made its appearance on the Mary- 
land campus early in January. The publica- 
tion is sponsored by the English Depart- 
ment and is under the immediate super- 
vision of Norman MacLeod, Assistant 
Professor of English. 

The first volume was dedicated to the 
memory of Dr. Levin B. Broughton, Dean 
of the College of Arts and Sciences, who 
passed away suddenly in December. The 
publication was started "as an expression 
of Maryland's creative writing" and the 
first issue contained contributions by prom- 
inent American and foreign writers in ad- 
dition to those from members of the stu- 
dents and faculty of the University. The 
first issue was edited by Jane Woodring. 
of Chevy Chase, Md., who was assisted by 
Associate Editors Art O'Keefe, of Oyster 
Bay, N. Y.; Pauline I lowland, of Laurel, 
Md.; and Katherinc Farquhar, of Rock- 
ville. Md. 

* * 

Lt. Gerald E. Prentice, '42 

(Continued from Page 3) 
speaks volumes for the training Maryland is 
giving her men. 

"Unfortunately, we arc losing this fine 
officer this month, as he has asked to be 
transferred to flight training, where all 
gootl wishes of this college community, 
and the men who have studied and trained 
under him will follow. 

Very truly yours. 
A. C. Adams, U. of M.. '10. 
Dean of Instruction in Army 
Program .it King College." 





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Ayt"ORE planes might be named 
■*-»-*• Diamond Lil if pilots and crews 
knew what this woman knows- that 
bombers wear jewels! 

This woman is one of a little group 
of war workers whose job is producing 
s\ nthetic jew els for eleetric aircraft 
instruments. The jewels are tiny bear- 
ings for moving parts which must be as 
accurate, and are almost as small, as 
the parts of a fine watch. They are 
made from glass by a secret process 
at a mass production rate, but each 
jewel must pass an inspection as exact- 
ing as a jeweler's appraisal of a precious 
stone. These jewels, which women are 
giving men to fly by, are given in pains- 
taking devotion to precision — in manu- 
facture and inspection. 

The development of these jewels is 
an example of the application of Gen- 
eral Electric research and engineering 
r<> small things, as well as large. Before 
the war, and before G-E scientists 
developed a special process for making 
these jewels synthetically from glass, 
we used sapphires for these bearings- 
importing many of them. Think what 
it would mean, with America's thou- 
sands of planes requiring millions of 
instruments, if we were still dependent 
upon a foreign source! 

Small things perhaps, these jewels 
a woman gives a man — but in war, as 
in love, there are no little things. 
General Electric Company, Sclunectady, 
New York. 

Hear the General Electric radio programs: "The G-E All-girl Orchestra" Sunday 10 
p.m. EWT, NBC — "The World Today" news, every weekday 6:45 p.m. EWT , CBS. 

This magnified glass jewel, one of 
several types, is actually smaller 
than a pin head. As one of 
the largest makers of aircraft in- 
struments, ami as a supplier of 
jewels to other instrument makers, 
General Electric is unofficial 
jeweler to many American planes. 


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192,000 employees of General Electric are on their jobs producing war goods 
and buying over a million dollars of War Bonds every week to hasten victory. 

Vol. XI 

No. { ) 

EcBKUAKY, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 


A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
O. R. CARRINGTON, '28 ....... Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md.. as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Randolph G. Bishop, '20, 
Active as Civic Leader 

Randolph G. Bishop, '20, Editor of 
Dental Health and Executive Secretary of 
the National Dental I lygiene Association, 
which has developed a national dental 
health program for adequate care of chil- 
dren's teeth, has been at the helm of a 
number of civic and welfare campaigns in 
the nation's capital. 

Bishop now serves as the director for the 
metropolitan area campaign for the Dis- 
trict of Columbia Chapter of the American 
I Red Cross and for several years he was 
campaign director for the Community 
Chest of the District. 

He says that he finds a lot of satisfaction 
in his work because he deals with real 
j people — those who give their time and 
I efforts for others. 


Two members of the University of Mary- 
land Extension Service, who arc well 
known to many Maryland alumni, were 
retired this past fall after reaching the re- 
tirement age of 70 years. 

These men were E. G. (Daddy) Jenkins, 
popular State 4-1 1 Club Leader for the last 
24 years, and John (Uncle Jerry) Conover, 
who had served the Extension Service for 
22 years and was equally popular with 
young people throughout the State. 

The position of State 4 II Club Leader 
is now being carried on by Mylo S. 
Downey, '26, who served as Mr. Jenkins' 
assistant for a number of years. 

Ardelle Robberson, who was selected 
as the outstanding beauty of Die 1943 
pledge class at the University in a con- 
test sponsored by the student weekly, 
the Diamondback. Miss Robberson, who 
is blonde and blue-eyed, is pledged to 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and hails 
from Des Moines. Iowa. 

to- Addtell SAE &aH,<jfUet 

Senator Millard E. Tydings, '10, will 
discuss Post-War International Relations 
at the bounders' Day Banquet of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, which will be 
held at the Statler Hotel in Washington 
on March 9. Senator Tydings was recently 
made a member of the University of Mary- 
land chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

Arranged by the Washington Alumnae 
Chapter of SAE, the dinner will be at- 
tended by members of the active chapters 
of George Washington University and 
Mankind University. 

Major F. T. Bishopp, '39, 
Tells of Pacific Activities 
Softball indulged in loo 

make an .inn sole csp© iall) if il 

in n in Ih. it h is reel r.< d i tl> li wound. 

I hit fai i Majoi Fred I Bishopp 59, ol 
iIk i 's\K ulniittc .1 reci ntlj in i li I 
to his parents, Dr. and Mrs I ( Bishopp 
nf Silvei Spun::. Md I In j till hav< not 
heard direct!) from Majoi Bishopp about 

the shouldei wound that In n wlnn 

he landed .it Guadalcanal, hut the n 
came to them from i Friend. 

Softball is not tin. onlj h tivitj whi< h 
thrives in tin South Pacific theater where 
Majoi Bishop]) is located as executive offi- 
cer ol Ins outfit lie mentions at least on< 
Other, the l'earl Harbor Bond Drive, which 
he says went over almost one hundred per 
tent among the men. 

Bishopp's letter reads in part: "S 
days ago we concluded the drive, and it 

was an outstanding sun ess — especialrj 

our battalion. We led the regiment with 
a total purchase of $34,700. I don't re 
member the figure for the entire outfit. 

". . . The old man is still doing all 
right in the Softball league. Our officers' 
team is leading now. with 9 victories in 
10 games. A couple of weeks .mo I de 
veloped a sore arm, due to the strain of 
throwing before it was m shape, and was 
retired to left field for a couple of days but 
am now back at shortstop playing my 
usual 'stellar' base. 

"The marines enjoyed a fine turkey din- 
ner on the corps' birthday. On Thanks- 
giving Day itself they ate a beef and canned 
chicken repast with potatoes, dressing, or- 
ange and fresh pineapple salad, hot rolls 
and cake. 

(Continued on Page 7) 

Those of us who may feci some hesi- 
tancy about entering our favorite dentist's 
office may get a measure of comfort out of 
the following article which involves Lieu- 
tenant Ronald Lawrence, '41, a graduate 
of the University of Maryland School of 
Dentistry, and Technical Sergeant Daniel 
Campbell, of Pittsburgh, a Marine Corps 
correspondent. The article was written by 
Sergeant Campbell and was sent from 

"The drill was biting deep into my 
crumbling molars when the sirens began 
to wail and I looked up expectantly at the 
Naval dentist, glad for a respite. 

"You could hear the two Zeros coming 

down over the Crown Prince Range from 
out of the sun, strafing as they came across 
the lantana. They set off an immediate 
challenge around the shores of Empress Au- 
gusta Bay. Chattering machine guns and 
barking ack-ack's sounded a hoarse chorus 
of protest. 

Time Out To Fight 
" 'Guess this is where I came m. Doctor' 
I said, when he had taken the chill nut of 
my mouth, and voting Navy Lieutenant 
Ronald Lawrence, of 224 East Mai i Street. 
Elkton. Mel., grinned in agreement. The 
faps swung back and the firing renewed. 
We took off for our foxholes. 
(Continued on Page 

...With Alumni At Home and Abroad... 


BIGGS — Lieutenant Colonel Howard Biggs, who received his 
B.S. degree from the College of Engineering, and was a member 
of Scabbard and Blade, is receiving training in the Command and 
Staff School at Fort Leavenworth. Texas. 


BOGLEV — Lieutenant Samuel Bogley, formerly a real estate 
broker, is now in training with the Coast Guard at Curtis Bay, 


KELLY — Harold L. Kelly, Jr.. was recently promoted to the 
rank of major, and is stationed at Fort Meade, Md. Kcll> \\;i^ 
Cadet-Colonel of the ROTC. and was a member of Scabbard and 
Blade and the University boxing team. A few years after gradua- 
tion, he returned to the University as an instructor in Military 
Tactics. He and Mrs. Kelly are the proud parents of a baby daugh- 
ter, Betty Ann Kelly, born on October 14. 


PUTNAM — Lieutenant Raymond S. Putnam was recently 
promoted to the rank of captain. Before joining the Army he was 
a draftsman at Washington Navy Yard. When last heard from, 
he was "somewhere in England." 


ASI1MUN — Van Ashmun, who is a graduate of the College 
of Engineering, is serving "somewhere" with the Armed Forces. 
1 [e was formerly with the Coast and Geodetic Survey. The Alumni 
News would appreciate knowing his present address. 

ALPERSTEIN — Captain Ben Alperstein is located at Rob- 
bins Field, Georgia. 


BUTLER — Private Isabelle R. Butler, MCWR, is located at 
Camp Le Jeune, New River, N. C. Her address is: Recruit Depot, 
Barracks 118, Battalion 20, Company E, Platoon 6. 

GANTZ — Guy Gantz is living in New York City, where 
he is working for Remington Rand as a sales engineer in the 
Tabulating Machines Division. His address is 73 Lexington Ave. 

DIGGS — William B. Diggs, Jr., who was married last Decem- 
ber to Muriel Hope Griffith, of Washington, D. C, is now a 
lieutenant (j.g.). His address is Navy, No. 409 — four zero nine — 
in care of Fleet P. O., New York City. 


TELLER — Leslie W. Teller, Jr., who served nearly a year 
and a half in the Army, was recently released so that he could 
accept a commission as ensign in the Naval Reserve, II -V (S). 
Ensign Teller majored in Entomology at the University and is now 
taking a course in Malariology at the Naval Medical Center, Bc- 
thesda, Maryland. 

BALDWIN — Lieutenant Robert Baldwin is with the 392nd 
Fighter Squadron, Army Air Corps, and is stationed at Santa 
Rosa, California. After leaving the University, he completed 
courses at Yale University, Chanute Field, 111., and Boca Raton, 
Ma. He is married to the former Dorothy Evans, of Philadelphia. 

l.ARP — Lieutenant Harold Earp is now stationed at San 
Antonio, Texas, with the Air Corps. He married the former 
Edwina Hambleton, '42, a graduate of the College of Home 

ALPERSTEIN — Isadorc Alperstein is a captain in the Army 
and is stationed "somewhere" in England. In addition to being a 
member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Tau Epsilon Phi and Scabbard 
and Blade, "Hotsy" was one of the outstanding boxers on the 

Maryland campus and was finalist in the Southern Conference and 
Eastern Intercollegiate Boxing Tournaments in 1941 and 1942, 


BIGGS — Lieutenant Anson Biggs, a graduate of the College 
of Engineering, is a member of the 82nd Engineer Combat Bat- 
talion, following training with the Engineers at Camp Swift, 
Texas. His address is: APO 9029, c/o P. M., New York City. 

II WIMOXD — Ensign Robert Hammond, who received his 
Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business and Pub- 
lic Administration, is serving "somewhere" overseas. He is a 
member of Theta Chi. 

GELLER — Ulrich A. Geller, a native of Washington, D. C, 
who was graduated last February, was recently promoted to second 
lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. At present he is stationed at 
Winston Salem, N. C. 

MARSDEN — James N. Marsden, another member of the 
February graduating class, is stationed at Atlanta, Ga. He is a 
first lieutenant in the Air Corps and lives at College Park, Ga. 

CHASE — Mary Jane Chase is located at the Naval Reserve 
Midshipman's School at Northampton, Mass. Following gradu- 
ation she will go to South Hadley for communication training. 
One of the most popular girls on the Maryland campus, Mary 
Jane was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. 

MURPHY — John J. Murphy, Jr., a former student of the 
College of Business and Public Administration, has just com- 
pleted his pre-flight training at Santa Anna, California. He is 
married and his wife is living at the Milner Hotel. Phoenix, Ariz. 



Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Allen, of Ritchie, Md., have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Marjory Leah Allen, 
to Ensign John W. Williams, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. 
Williams, of Prince Frederick, Md. Miss Allen is a graduate of the 
College of Home Economics and Ensign Williams is a graduate 
of Washington College, Chestertown, Md. He received his com- 
mission from Northwestern University and at present is stationed 
at Little Creek, Va. 

BELL — Private David Fowler Bell, Jr., '42. son of Mr. and 
Mrs. David Fowler Bell, of Dundalk, Md., is engaged to Miss 
Helen Jane Biesccker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Biesecker, 
of Riverdale, Md. 

Bell graduated from the University in 1942 and is now attend 
ing the Maryland Medical School in Baltimore. He is a member 
of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. 

Miss Biesecker is a member of the present senior class and will 
be graduated in March. She is president of Alpha Xi Delta and 
vice president of the Panhellenic Council. 


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Chapin of Chatham, Mass., and 
Washington, have announced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Jane Almy Chapin, '43, to Private John Ellicott Watson, 
USMCR, son of Brigadier General Thomas E. Watson, USMC, 
and Mrs. Watson, of Washington. 

Miss Chapin was graduated from the University of Maryland 
last February. She served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Student 
Board; was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority; secretary of 
Mortar Board; treasurer of the Glee Club, and secretary of the 
Footlight Club. 

(Continued next page) 

With Alumni At Home 

(Continued from Page 4) 

Following graduation, Jane took addi 
tional training in dietetics ;it Johns Hop 
kins Hospital and at present is apprentice 
dietitian at Station Hospital. Fort Leon- 
ard Wood, Mo., where she will receive 
her commission in the Army Medical Corps 
next April. 

The groom-to be is assigned to the D 12 
College Training Program at Cornell Uni 
versity. He is a graduate of Charlotte Hall 
Military School and was in his senior year 
in the College of Arts and Sciences at 
Maryland when he was inducted into the 
Marine Corps. Johnny was one of the most 
active men on campus, having been Presi- 
dent of the Student Board, President of 
Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and a member 

I of Alpha Chi Sigma and Omicron Delta 
Kappa. No date has been set for the wed 

! ding. 

Corporal Arthur G. Phillips. '43, is en- 
gaged to Miss Anna Dashiells, of Balti 
more, daughter of Mr. George H. Dash- 
iells and the late Mrs. Annie M. Dashiells. 
The bride-to-be was graduated from the 
Bard Avon School in Baltimore. Corporal 
Phillips graduated last February from the 

1 College of Agriculture and is now stationed 
at Camp Wallace. Texas. He is a member 

I of Alpha Lambda Tau Fraternity. 

HARMON — George W. Harmon. Jr.. 
'43, son of Mrs. June Harmon and the late 
George W. Harmon, of Silver Spring, 

iMd., is engaged to Miss Agnes Emily Cul- 
len, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. 
Cullen of Takoma Park, Md. No date has 

jbeen set for the wedding. 

The bride-elect attended Wilson's 
Teachers College of Washington, D. C. 

: I larmon is a graduate of the College of 

■ Engineering and a member of Sigma Chi 

YOUNG — Aviation Cadet Willis Har- 
old Young, Jr., '43, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Willis H. Young, of Riverdale, Md., is 
engaged to Eleanor Virginia Shank, daugh- 
ter of Mrs. Marion Little of New York 

Miss Shank attended Scoville's School in 
New York and is now employed in the 
Navy Department. Cadet Young is sta- 
tioned at the Army Air Field at Blythe 
Iville, Ark. 



Miss Barbara Boose, '41. daughter of 
[Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Lloyd Boose. 
of Chevy Chase, Md.. and Lieutenant 
Gerald E. Prentice, '42, son of Mr. and 
iMrs. Floyd E. Prentice, of Kansas City. 
(Mo., were married early in January, in the 

Lieutenant Mason Chronister, former 
crack miler at the University, whose 
death in a Japanese prison camp has 
just been reported bu the War Depart- 

With Alumni At Home 

Continued from Column 1 
chapel .it Maxwell I ield, Uabam i 

Mrs Thomas I Coleman, sister of the 
bi ide, \\ .is matron ol honoi and M ijoi 
David Crockett, "I Hagerstown, was best 
in. in 

Miss Bern ice Stevenson, '41. dai 

of Dr. .md Mis Frederii k | Sta •■ nson, 

of Takoma Park, was married on Ik em 
bei 26 to fames V CI. irk, son of Mr and 
Wis Henrj C, Clark, in the Takoma l'nk 
Presbyterian Church, where the bride 
■Hi's grandfather, the late Rev, Thomas 
E, was .i pastoi . 

The bride is .1 member of Alpha Lambda 
Delta and Omicron \u Sororities, and Phi 
k.ippa Phi, The groom is attending the 
University under the Amu Specialized 
Training Program. 

Miss Betty Jane Jullien, '42. daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sikcy Jullien. was 
married recently to Lieutenant W illiam 
lames Hurst. U. S. Navy, in St. Alban's 
Cathedral, Washington, D. C. 

The bride took graduate work at the 
University and was a member of the Phys- 
( Continued on /'age 7) 

Jliettte+t&nt Ji/falott Gh>uo*Mt&i/4l ', £taA. Mile*, 

First Lieutenant Mason Chronister, '41, 
Marine Corps, star miler of Maryland's 
track team until his graduation three years 
ago, died last December IS, after a year 
and a half in a Japanese prison camp, ac- 
cording to word received recently by his 
mother. Mrs. Anna Chronister, of Balti- 

A telegram from Lieutenant General A. 
A. Yandergrift, Marine Corps command- 
ant, dated January 21, brought the first 
news of Mason's death and a subsequent 
letter stated that he had died in a Japan- 
ese prison camp. 'The reasons for his death 
were not disclosed. 

First Reported Missing 

Mason was reported missing in action 
on May 11. 1942, following the capitula- 
tion of Manila. A Navy Department tele- 
gram stated he had been serving in the 
"Manila Bay Area" and in the absence of 
other information, he was listed as "miss- 

On May 28, 1942, an announcement 
from Washington said he was one of the 
33 Marine officers either known or pre- 
sumed to be prisoners of the Japanese. 

Mason's last letter was received by his 
mother on February 5, 1942. "We're look- 
ing for the people who started this fire," 
his letter was quoted, "and we're going to 

get them." 

In 1938, while a student at Maryland, 
Chronister ran a close third against Clenn 
Cunningham and Archie San Romani, 
considered the greatest milcrs of recent 
years, in the Governor's Mile at the Fifth 
Regiment Armory. 

Outstanding Track Star 

In one of our more memorable track 
meets, Chronister took the stick in the 
last lap of a four-mile relay and stretched 
a short Maryland lead to a hundred yards. 
The remarkable run gave the Terps victory 
over highly favored NYU and Indiana. 

After spending four successful years at 
Maryland. Mason ended his college track 
career by running as anchor man on Mary- 
land's crack distance relay team, which ran 
a mile in 4.15 and succeeded in taking the 
Southern Conference competition. 

Chronister was an advanced ROTC Stu- 
dent while at Maryland and upon gradua- 
tion he immediately enlisted for training 
at the Marine Basic Training School at the 
Philadelphia Navy Yard. In February, 1941. 
he was graduated and commissioned .is 
second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. 

Within a few months he was m Shang 
hai. and from there an Army transport 
took him to Manila just four days before 
Pearl Harbor. 

Old Line Athletic Contributions 

Old Line Boxing Team Turns m V«*"*f <%***? <V*^ 
In Outstandins Performance ^*?W *9 *U *»»* 

After taking an inventory of the material 
on hand officials of the University have de- 
cided to drop all spring varsity sports. This 

Through sheer brilliance of performance, 
Maryland's "unknown'' boxing team of a 
few weeks ago has become one of the out- 
standing and most talked-about collegiate 
teams in the country. At this writing the 
Marylandcrs have three wins and one de- 
feat to their credit. The victories include 
two wins over Army and one over Penn 
State, all formidable foes and much credit 
goes to Coach Rubini for the well balanced 
and hard-hitting team which he has de- 

Army Match Surprises 

The initial match with the Army Ca- 
dets from West Point provided a series of 
surprises for Old Line followers. Not only 
did Maryland win the match by MYi to 
3V2, but Rubini discovered that he had 
three exceptionally flashy performers in 
135 pound Ray Han- 
bury, 145-pound Vic 
Bcrman, and heavy- 
weight Danny Maro- 

Maryland's first trip 
away also brought 
her first defeat and 
in a closely fought 
contest at the Uni- 
versity of North Car- 
olina the Old Liners 
lost, 6-2. Berman was 
the only Old Liner 
to win his fight, but 
many of the decisions 
were close. 

After this the Old 
Line training room 
resounded to the 
staccato of punching 
bags and the smack 
of leather as the team 
prepared for the en- 

move was decided upon because of lack of 
civilian students and the difficulties of lin- 
ing up schedules. 

Maryland will feel most the loss of la- 
crosse, in which it has been outstanding 
since the sport was first established on 
the College Park campus in 1910. This 
will make the second time that lacrosse 
has been interrupted at Maryland, as the 
Old Liners were forced to drop it from 
1917 to 1920. 

Maryland won the national champion- 
ship in lacrosse in 1936, 1939, 1940 and 
were co-holders with Princeton in 1937. 
They were also runners-up in 1938 and 
(Continued on Page 7) 

Maryland regulars who played the entire game in their 33-31 victory over Cath- 
olic University show unanimous elation after the final whistle. Left to right — 
Dick Tuschak. Ermie Englebert. Brian Fennell, Jack Flynn, and Joe Acito. 

Maryland's Basketball Team 
Has In-And-Out Season 

Maryland's basketball team closed its 
home season of nine games with an ap- 
propriatc 48-26 win over Woodrow Wilson 
General Hospital of Staunton, Va. Since 
the last issue of the Alumni News went 
to press the Old Liners have won three 
out of seven games for the best record 
to date. In fact, this trio of wins, all of 
which were gained in Ritchie Coliseum, 
are the only ones Maryland could claim 
at this writing. 

V. M. I. Is Beaten 
The Old Liners started the ball rolling 
with a nice 43-36 triumph over a young 
Virginia Military Institute quintet. Al 
Heagy's boys looked better in that game 
than they had looked all season. The Old 
Liners benefited by fast plays, breaks and 
rebounds against the Keydets. 

Following this vic- 
tory the Old Liners 
prepared confidently 
for Hampden -Sydney, 
but found the Virgin- 
ians were equally con- 
fident and well pre- 
pared and Maryland 
lost by the rather 
close score of 51-43. 
Following this de- 
defeat, the Old Lin- 
ers lost in two lop- 
sided scores, 78-25 to 
Bainbridge Naval 
Training Base and 
60-22 to Fort Belvoir. 
Smarting from 
these defeats the Old 
Liners grimly set to 
w ork to prepare for a 
highly-favored Cath- 
olic University team 
which had been en- 

counter with a strong Penn State team on 
February 5. The extra work brought ex- 
cellent results as the Lions were downed 
6-2. Marowitz scored the quickest win of 
the evening by knocking his opponent 
groggy in 35 seconds of the first round. 

To Meet Wisconsin 
As this is being written the Old Liners 
arc returning from West Point where they 
decisively defeated Army for the second 
time by the score of 6-2. Following a two 
weeks' rest the team will travel to Madi- 
( Continued on Page 7) 

Washington Senators To Train at 
College Park Again This Spring 

The Washington Senators will again re- 
turn to the University of Maryland cam- 
pus when the batterymen will report here 
on March 14 for spring training. The re- 
mainder of the squad will check in at Col- 
lege Park on March 20. 

The Senators have announced the dates 

of twelve spring training games, starting 

off with a total of seven games from April 

1-7 with the Norfolk Naval Training Base 

(Continued on Page 7) 

joying a successful season. When the dust 
had settled down on one of the best games 
ever played in Ritchie Coliseum the score- 
board showed Maryland 33, Catholic Uni- 
versity 31, which did much to encourage 
the team. 

Virginia Is Strong 
A strong University of Virginia team 
that was studded with V-12 members, 
proved too strong for Maryland in the next 
encounter. Earlier in the season the Old 
Liners had lost at Charlottesville, 52-20, 
and the Virginians repeated in the second 
(Continued on Page 7) 

With Alumni At Home 

(Continued from Page 5) 
ical Education Department for Women 
She is also a member of Sigma Kappa So 

Lieutenant Ilmst is the son of Mis. Eliza 
Ilursl of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and is an 
alumnus of San Iaiis Obispo Jmiioi Col 
lege. lie was graduated from the Naval 
Academy and returned only recently from 
two years of duty on a destroyer in the 


KLEBOLD — Mabel Heboid, daughter 
of Mrs. Maude D. Klebold, of College 
Park, became the bride of James Thadeus 
Sterling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert 0. 
Sterling, of Washington. D. C, on De 
cenrber 23, at St. Andrew's Church in 
College Park. 

A reception followed the ceremony at 
the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House, of 
which Mrs. Sterling is a member. The 
groom also attended the University of 
Maryland and is a member of Phi Kappa 
Sigma and Alpha Chi Sigma fraternities. 

TELLER — Private Leslie Wayne Tel] 
er, Jr., '42, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne 
Teller, of Chevy Chase. Md., was married 
last November to Miriam Ruth Do/ier, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Do- 
zier, of South Arlington, Va. 

The ceremony took place at Calvary 
Methodist Church in Arlington, the Rev. 
Thomas G. Betchlcr officiating. The bride 
is a graduate of Washington-Lee High 
School in Arlington County, Va. 

LADD — Louise Bendettc Lackl, '42, 
daughter of Colonel Shaler Ladd, USMC, 
and Mrs. Ladd, of Chevy Chase, Md., was 
married last October to Lieutenant (j.g.) 
Henry Dallas Linscott. Jr., son of Colonel 
Linscott, USMC, and Mrs. Linscott, of 
Alexandria, Va. 

The wedding took place in the Chevy 
Chase Presbyterian Church. After the re- 
ception at the home of the bride's parents, 
Lieutenant and Mrs. Linscott left for a 
wedding trip, before going to Boston, where 
the groom is stationed. 

The bride is a graduate of the College 
ol Home Economics and is a member of 
Delta Delta Delta Sorority and Omicron 
Nu, Home Economics Honorary. Lieuten- 
ant Linscott is a graduate of the Universiiy 
of Missouri and is a member of Kappa 
Tau Alpha and Sigma Chi Fraternities. 

Old Line Boxing Team 

(Continued from Page 6) 
son to engage the Badgers of Wisconsin 
on February 26. On March 4 they will 
close the season with a match with the 
U. S. Coast Guard at College Park. 

All Varsity Spring Sports 
I Continued from /'age 6) 

wire given honorable mention last vc.u cm 

the basis ol seven wins and one loss, the 
loss coming in the Navj game which de 
t ided the natioi .'. title. 

Undei the duct ting hand of Mil 

the lacrossemen placed Eve men on the 
\ll South team last year, and In k Dili 
mar, close defense, and Jack Ilovcit. mid- 
fielder, were placed on the fust All \incii 
can learn. 

Randolph G. Bishop, '20 
i Continued from Page 3 ) 

"There was a fine turnout for church,'" 
he said, in describing the holiday, "and 
Chaplain Franz in his usual man to in. in 
style certainly made the boys realize that 
we have a great deal to be thankful for." 

Bishopp has been overseas for about IS 
months. He has an 11 -month old son he 
lias never seen. Mrs. Bishopp and Fred, 
Jr., are living at the home of her parents. 
Mr. and Mis. Fletcher II. Rawls, at Ken 
sington, Md. Major Bishopp's two sisters 
.ire Mrs. Albert M. Bcrkson, whose bus 
band is a staff sergeant and instructor in 
the photographic division at Lowry Field, 
near Denver, and Mrs. Jordan Bcntley, Jr., 
of Baltimore. 

Maryland's Basketball Team 

(Continued from Page 6) 
game at College Park by the score of 

Following the Wooclrow Wilson game 
the Old Liners will take to the road. 
Gaines which have been scheduled for 
the remainder of the season are Hampden 
Sydney, University of Richmond, Wood- 
row Wilson General Hospital, Virginia 
Military Institute, Navy and Army. 


Ensign George Riggin, a graduate of the 
College of Education, has been reported 
missing in action "in the performance of 
his duty in the Pacific." George was the 
pilot of a Navy Hellcat and held the po 
sition of tailman in the flight squadron. 
He is the son of Mrs. F. N. Riggin, of 
Auclobon, N. J., and a member of Theta 
Chi Fraternity. 

Washington Senators To)Train 

[Continued from Page 6) 
and the Norfolk Naval Air Station. 

Other games which will be played in- 
clude: April S. Philadelphia of the Na- 
tional League at Wilmington. Del.; April 
9, Philadelphia at Washington; \p:il 14. 
Buffalo of the International League at 
\\ ashington or College Park; April 1 3, 
Baltimore of the International League at 
Washington; and April 16, Baltimore :il 

Trials of Maryland Dentist Under 

ontinucd from / 
"\\ hen it wis comparativ< Ij quit I . 

I I .ivvlcil out ol the foxhole, and into tin 

' ii iii i mi .md Lieutenant 1 who 

administers to the dental • the 

Marines here, resumed In-, drill 
raid was onlj an nu idenl in the d.iv's work, 
m this, probably the nearesl dentil i 
to am tiont hue. 

Pit ill il an 'office' is to give it a dig 

nity thai it doesn't proper!} incut. \ 

In lib it is a Storage tent whu h looks up 

through the jungle to the at five volcano 

ol Mount Bar' in i I mm the hills comes 

the sound of frequent explosions is Marine 
artillery pumps shells into the Jap hues, 
and patrols move forward with the ciack 
of machine gun fire. 

Nothing Fancy 

"There were none of the chrome fittings 
that may or may not ease the pam in a 
modern dental establishment. You sit 

stiffly m a dental chair without arms, your 
heels digging into the loamy soil of t he- 
jungle floor. Lieutenant Lawrence steril 
i/.cs instruments in water heated by a 
plumber's blow-torch, and his drill is 
turned by an ancient model foot engine; 
nimbly and sometimes too zealously oper- 
ated bj the light foot of James Banks, Navy 
Hospital Assistant, second class, of East 
Marion, N. C. The dental equipment folds 
into two small boxes. But if some of the 
equipment is reminiscent of dentistry by 
gas light, the work isn't. Extraction, frac- 
tures, fillings, and everything except plates 
are included in Lieutenant Lawrence's rou- 

"The Lieutenant is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland and the Baltimore 
College of Dental Surgery. He was resident 
in oral surgery at the Episcopal Eve. Ear 
and Nose and Throat Hospital in \\ ashing 
ton, D. G. when he was commissioned in 
the Navy. I lis parents. Mr. and Mrs. John 
Lawrence, live at Elkton. 

Lawrence Moves Around 

"The Lieutenant's 'practice' has taken 
him to a growing list of South Sea Islands. 
including Samoa, New Caledonia, Gua- 
dalcanal, and Bougainville. 

''They (bombing and strafing raids) 
have a verj salutary effect on the patients,' 
Lieutenant Lawrence said, but there was 
a questionable twinkle in his eyes. 'When 

the patient comes back from his foxhole, 
he is really relaxed and sits limply and 
meekly in the chair, no longer frightened 
by anything I do to him.' 

" I think I know what you mean.' I 
said, 'He's been frightened by experts.' " 



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MARCH, 1944 

Colleqe Park** 


WliUam SluA&i and Mayan, ^Ueodo^e McKeldan 

Members of the AS IT. civilian students 
;md faculty members of the University of 

Maryland received a real surprise in March 
when they heard three outstanding ad- 
dresses given by William L. Shirer. author 
or "Berlin Diary"*; Miss Dorothy Thomp- 
son, nationally known columnist; and 
Mayor Theodore R. McKeldon. of Balti- 
more, who enjoys a wide reputation for his 
inspiring talks. 

McKeldon Inspires Audiences 

In fact, it was because of just such an 
inspiring address which Mayor McKeldon 
had delivered before one of the Univer- 
sity's graduations in Baltimore recently 
that President Byrd decided to invite him 
to come to College Park. As Dr. Byrd 
pointed out in his introduction: "I felt 
that no one was better equipped to give 
as the sort of talk we all need at this time 
than Mayor McKeldon." 

Mr. McKeldon did not disappoint Dr. 
Byrd nor his audience and gave one of 
the finest talks that has been heard at the 
University in many years. The Mayor, who 
is a graduate of the University of Mary- 
land School of Law. emphasized the im- 
portance of character in helping to sustain 
one through times of trial such as we all 
now face. He emphasized his points with 
quotations from Benjamin Franklin, Eddie 
Cantor. Robert Bruce and Will Rogers 
which were intermingled with a variety of 
narratives based on his own travels in Scot- 
land and England. 

Gives Plans For Peace 

Mr. Shirer who, with Miss Thompson, 
was brought to the campus under the au- 
spices of the ASTP Language Area Croup, 
propounded eight points for a successful 
peace, all to be prefaced by "understand 
ing of the German people.'' These points 
were: unconditional surrender and occupa- 
tion of the Reich; military and economic 
disarmament of Germany; punishment of 
war criminals; reparations for rebuilding, 
at least in part, cities devastated by Ger- 
many; restoration of loot Germans have 
stolen; no loans, or cartels to Germans 
without a United Nations' agreement; 
ic-education of the German people (al- 
though the accomplishment of the right 
kmd of peace will do more toward that 
than a million textbooks and teachers). 
After Germany has done her share of con- 
tributing to the peace, the United Nations 
must cooperate with her to build a decent 
standard of living within the country. 

Two myths about the German people 
(Continued top next column) 

must be exploded. Shirer stated, before 
real peace is possible. The first myth is 
that the majority of the German people 
are 'Scry nice and are victims of Nazi 
leadership." The second, that the German 
people have never been responsible for 
(Continued on Page 5) 

A strong federation of European states 
modeled on the Swiss Constitution was 
advocated by columnist Dorothy Thomp- 
son in an address before 2,500 civilian 
students, faculty members and soldiers 
in the ASTP on March 16. 

Vol. XI 

No. 10 


Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 

(). R. CARRINGTON, - 28 Kditor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Colonel Robert N. Young, '22, 
Recomended For Promotion 

Included among those who have been 
recommended by the War Department for 
promotion to the rank of Brigadier General 
is Colonel Robert N. Young. '22, a resident 
or Bethesda, Md. Colonel Young is a son 
of Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Young, 
retired, and Mrs. Young of Washington. 
D. C. 

Colonel Young is a graduate of Mc 
Kinley High School. At Maryland he par- 
ticipated in football and track, and was a 
member of Kappa Alpha and Scabbard 
and Blade fraternities. Following gradua 
tion as an honor student, he received an 
appointment as Second Lieutenant in the 
U. S. Army in 1923. 

After serving three years in Puerto Rico, 
Colonel Young came back to his Alma 
Mater as an instructor in the Military 
Department. He is a graduate of the Com- 
mand and General Staff School, and also 
of the Signal School Communication Offi- 
cers' Course. He became a Lieutenant- 
Colonel in 1941, and a Colonel in 1942. 
He is married to the former Miss Cameron 
Davis of Chevy Chase, D. C, and has two 
daughters — Corinne, 17, and Caroline, 14. 

Dr. Charles B. Hale Dies 
Following Illness 

Dr. Charles Brockway Hale, '46, head of 
the University of Maryland English De- 
partment, passed away at his home last 
month following a short illness. Death was 
attributed to pneumonia following a sc 
vere cold. 

A native of Syracuse and a graduate of 
Cornell University, where he received his 
Ph.D. degree in 1924. Dr. Hale was one 
of the most popular p-ofessors on the 
Maryland campus. 

Dr. Hale came to College Park in 1925 
as Assistant Professor of English. In 1927 
he was made Associate Professor of Eng- 
lish and became a full Professor in 1935. 
Ik was made head of the English Depart 
n-ent at the University in 1938. 

Dr. Hale was extremely active in stu 
dent and faculty affairs and for many 
years had served as dramatic coach at the 
University. He was well known in dra- 
matic circles and was a member of Alpha 
Psi Omega, National Honorary Dramatic 
Fraternity, In addition, he was a member of 
(Continued on Page 3) 

Major Schutz, '38, Appointed 
Aid to New Allied Commander 

Major John Logan Schutz, '38, Sigma 
Nu, and former track star at Maryland, 
was appointed on January 10, as U. S. Aide 
to General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, 
new Allied Commander-in-Chief in the 
Mediterranean theater, according to a re- 
cent letter received by President Byrd. 

When General Wilson succeeded Gen 
era 1 . Eisenhower, he requested a U. S. 
Aide, and Major Schutz was fortunate 
enough to be selected. General Wilson, 
the two British aides and Schutz live in 
:< palatial mansion located near head- 

Says Schutz, "General Wilson is a 
grand man, and it is a privilege and pleas- 
ure to serve under such an outstanding 

Other Maryland boys are doing fine, ac- 
cording to Schutz's letter. Bob Baker, '38, 
and Ken Scott, '37, Jamie MacWilliams, 
'38, and Pete Pfeiffer, '37, are helping 
Logan hold down the fort in the Mediter- 
ranean area. All four are wearing General 
Staff Corps stars. Schutz also saw Cap- 
tain Larry Hoover, '39, who is still in the 
newspaper business in the Press Censorship 
side of Public Relations in Italy. 

Dr. Mordaci Ezekiel, '18, 
Advisor to Claude Wickard 

Dr. Mordaci Ezekiel, '18, who is serv- 
ing as Economic Advisor to Secretary of 
Agriculture Claude Wickard, recently par- 
ticipated in an interesting post-war plan- 
ning survey which was conducted in An- 
derson County, South Carolina, under the 
direction of the United States Department 
ot Agriculture and the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Richmond, Va. Dr. Ezekiel ad- 
dressed a meeting of the Anderson Cham- 
ber of Commerce, Post-War Planning 
Committee, the mayors of all the towns in 
the county and other interested citizens. 

The purpose of the survey, which is 
the first of its kind in the southeast, will 
be to determine the potential post-war 
employment, production and consumption 
outlook for Anderson County and to pro- 
vide a sound basis for present and post- 
war planning in the field of agriculture, 
industry, and general business. The sur- 
vey will undoubtedly serve as a model for 
other counties in the nation. 

Following graduation from Maryland, 
Dr. Ezekiel carried on post-graduate work 
at the University of Minnesota and Brook- 
ings Institution, becoming Junior Agri- 
cultural Economist in the Department of 
Agriculture in 1922. He continued to pro- 
gress as Economist of the Department un- 
til named to the present position in 1933. 
He is a member of the American Farm 

(Continued from Column 1) 
Economic Association, the American 1 > 

nomic Association, and the As 

Dr. Charles B. Hale Dies 

(Continued from Page 2) 

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Delta 
Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pin. the Modern 
Language Association, and was a past Na- 
tional Counselor of the American Asso 
ciation of University Professors. 

Margaret L. Maslin, '39, American Red 
Cross staff assistant, who recently ar- 
rived in England. Before her Red Cross 
appointment, Miss Maslin was for four 
years a reporter for the Port Chester 
Daily Item and publicity chairman for 
the local American Red Cross Chapter. 


In a recent issue of the News the name 
of Edward L. Chiles, '35, was incorrectly 
given as Edward L. Philes. Mr. Chiles is 
a personnel director and is located at Fort 
George G. Meade, Md. The News re- 
grets the error. 

Major Charles L. Cogswell, "36, 
Helps Toughen U. S. Marines 

Major Charles I ( ogswcll, '36, fol- 
lowing battle experiences in the South 
Pacific has been one of two officers who 
have been in charge of conditioning Mi 
lines at the New River, North Carolina, 
Training Center. Cogswell, who saw ai tion 
in the Solomons' melee, lias helped pre- 
pare a regular "no man's land" bounded 
by crosses that support Jap helmets and 
which provide conditions closclv iiscnih 
ling those in actual battle. At "II" hour 
the Marines slip over the top and roll 
through barbed wire entanglements. Land 
mines explode, machine l;iiiis fne in the 
air waist high, and air bursting mortars 
rock the earth. There is nothing left to 
the imagination of men who complete the 
course by reaching the trench objective 
"5 yards ahead. 

Major Cogswell, who is a member of 
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, was five 
months in the Solomons and wears the 
purple heart and silver star medals. Re- 
cently he was transferred to Quantico, 

Killed In Panama 

Lieutenant Robert Willis, former mem- 
ber of the Maryland student body, Pershing 
Rifles, Pi Kappa fraternity, and the Bap- 
tist Student Union, was killed in Panama 
when his pursuit plane crashed. 

At the end of his sophomore year, June, 
1942, Lieutenant Willis left Maryland 
and entered the Army Air Forces. 

While a member of the Pershing Rifles, 
he received the Medal of Honor. He was 
one of the first members of Pi Kappa 
fraternity and was Vice President of the 
Baptist Student Union. 

Col. jEuchey, '27, and Mayan Znnti, '36, 
Go+tunen&ed by Mojo* QeM&ftcdflufie/UuA, 

Two University of Maryland graduates 
who have been serving with the Marine 
Corps have been commended by Major 
General William H. Rupertus, Command- 
ing General of the Marine Forces at Cape 
Gloucester, New Britain, for their direc- 
tion of artillery fire which aided in the 
achievement of the campaign objectives 
in near-record time. 

In Same Regiment 

Honored by the commendations are 
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert B. Luckey, '27, 
of Annapolis, Md., and Major Louis A. 
Ennis, '36, of Baltimore, both of whom 
are in the same regiment and served to- 

gether throughout the Guadalcanal cam- 
paign in 1942. 

The letter of commendation to Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Luckev reads as follows: 
''For devotion to duty as Executive Offi- 
cer, with additional duties on the staff of 
the Assistant Division Commander, at 
Cape Gloucester. New Britain, from De- 
cember 26, 1943, to January 31. 1944. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert B. Luckey, un- 
der difficult conditions, including frequent 
large-scale enemy attacks, set an example 
of courage, resourcefulness, and initiative 
carrying out important duties which ma- 
( Continued on Page 5) 


...With Alumni At Home and Abroad... 


D WIS — Ernest G. Davis is located with the Deshong Gen- 
eral Hospital at Butler, Pa. 

SNOUFFER — Roger V. Snouffer, a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa fraternity, gives his address as 4300 Roland Avenue. Bal- 
timore. Md. 

DYNES — William A. Dynes is an Aeronautical Engineer at 
Wright Field. Dayton, Ohio. With his wife, the former Winifred 
H. Simpson, of Chevy Chase, Md. and his two children, John 
and Sue, he resides in Oakwood, Dayton, Ohio. 


WELSH — Robert Randolph Welsh is a radio engineer in the 
RCA Victor Division of the Radio Corporation of America, 
Camden, New Jersey. 

COOK — Margaret Cook, a graduate of the College of Home 
Economics, left Washington recently for Northampton, Mass., 
to enter the Naval Reserve Midshipman's School. Margaret is a 
former president of the Alumni chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi 
Sororitv and also served as chairman of the Junior Group of the 
American Association of University Women. 


HEATH — Frank M. Heath is living at Silver Spring, Md. His 
address is Post Office Box 256, Silver Spring. 

SCARBOROUGH — Dr. Asa M. Scarborough, who spent 
fourteen months in the Army in North Africa, recently received 
a medical discharge because of physical disability. He expects to 
reopen his office in Greenville, South Carolina. He recently ap- 
peared as a speaker before the Greenville County Medical So- 
ciety, his topic being "The Medical Set-Up in the North African 


SONEN — Robert W. Sonen is pastor of the Unitarian Church 
at Norfolk, Va. A former member of Phi Sigma Kappa and Scab- 
bard and Blade fraternities, Bob's address is 4301 Newport Ave- 
nue, Norfolk. 

VINCENT — Rufus H. Vincent when last heard from was 
stationed at Camp Murphy, Florida. Vincent was an outstanding 
athlete at Maryland and starred in football, basketball and lacrosse. 

SIMPSON — Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Simpson is sta- 
tioned overseas with the 99th Combat Wing. Simpson was cap- 
tain of the 1934 football team. His wife, the former June Barns- 
lcy, '3 5, and young son "Barney" are residing for the duration 
with Mrs. Simpson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Barnsley, of 
Rockville, Md. 


EGGERS — Harold Anton Eggers is living in Washington, 
D. C, at 4205 Arkansas Avenue, N.W. 

McNAUGHTON — Edwina McNaughton is living at 7309 
I'mcv Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D. C. 

FURTNEY — Lieutenant Charles S. Furtncy is Assistant Post 
Engineer at the U. S. Army Air Base, Alliance, Nebraska. He is 
married and has a son two months old. 

BOYDA — John Boyda, who has been in the Navy for the 

past fourteen months, in the physical fitness program, is sta- 
tioned in Minnesota. John dropped around recently to say a 
word of greeting to his many friends on campus. 

BRINKMAN — Frank Brinkman has been promoted from 
Squad Leader to Company Commander in the Marine Battalion 
of the Navy V-12 Unit at Colgate University. 

GUNTHER — Lieutenant Johnny Gunther, who received 
his degree in the College of Commerce, is participating in the 
Italian campaign with the U. S. Forces. 


BENNETT — Ensign John M. Bennett is a communications 
officer of the United States Naval Reserve and is located "some- 
where in New Caledonia." He says he has not met a single 
Maryland graduate to date. His address is Fleet Post Office, San 

FIELDS — Captain Thomas A. M. Fields, who saw action at 
Bougainville and in other South Pacific engagements, recently 
stopped by the office to say hello. Tommy says that he has also 
seen Whitey Miller and Gordon Sexton, who are in the South 
Pacific area. 

CONDON — Robert Condon has been recuperating at home 
following action at Salerno, where he was wounded. Bob is ex- 
pected to return to the front shortly. 

WHARTON — James H. (Pop) Wharton is reported laid up 
with an injury in an Italian Hospital. Pop is a former Maryland 
star in football and baseball. 

WEBSTER — Ensign Harvey Webster has been operating for 
the last eight months in the Central Pacific area. Harvey is a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha and says that he would be happy 
to hear from some of his fraternity brothers and former class- 
mates. His address is A. S. W. Officer, USS C. R. Greer— DE 23. 
c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 

MacKENZIE — Larry MacKenzie sends in his new address 
which is 8416 Manchester Road. Apt. 202, Silver Spring, Md. 

EVANS — Lieutenant (j.g.) Robert Preston Evans, U. S. N. 
R., is a communications officer "somewhere in Italy.'' Your 
editor understands that Evans has been through three campaigns 
and is hardly recognizable for his ribbons and medals. His address 
is Navy 1940, c/ Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

BOYER — Lieutenant William Boyer of the Marine Corps, 
a graduate of the College of Agriculture, is stationed at the Marine 
Barracks, Naval Supply Depot, Bayonne, New Jersey. 


Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. MacFarland, of Cumberland, Md., an- 
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Doris MacFarland, '42, 
to Charles Eugene Kolb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kolb, of 
Flinrstone, Md. 

The bride-elect is a graduate of the College of Home Eco- 
nomics and is a member of Kappa Delta, Mortar Board, Phi 
Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta and Pi Delta Epsilon. Following 
graduation she has been teaching Home Economics at Flintstone 
High School. 

Mr. Kolb, who is a Corporal Technician, has been stationed in 
Iceland, England, and Ireland. He recently returned home for 
a short furlough before reporting to Greensboro, N. C, for as- 
signment. No date has been set for the wedding. 
(Continued on Page 7) 

Campus Hears Addresses 

(Continued from Page 2) 
the country's "outrageous regimes." 
May Win Next Time 

Mr. Shirer emphasized that by the law 
of averages, Germany will some day win 
a war unless the United Nations make it 
impossible for that country to engage in 

Miss Thompson, who also spoke on 
Germany, called for postwar plans which 
would include a strong federation of Eu- 
ropean states modeled on the Swiss con- 
stitution. All European nations 
should be included, and the 
very smallest group, which be- 
lieves itself to be a nation, 
should be allowed to cut itself 
off from its present nation if 
it wishes, and federate as an 
entity. Thus, East Prussia, 
which has always been a Ger- 
man colony, in fact, should 
not be attached to Poland, for 
it is not Polish, but it should 
be represented as a separate 
state in the European federa- 
tion. Slovakia, which never 
wanted to be dominated by the 
Czechs, should be allowed, if 
it desires, to enter as a sepa- 
rate state. Jugoslavia should be 
given a chance to enter the 
Soviet Union as part of that 
federation or to enter the Eu- 
ropean complex. 

Germany, once the Nazi re- 
gime has been liquidated, and 
she has been disarmed, should 
be permitted to enter the fed- 
eration as a single state or as 
separate states. Russia should 
be given natural boundaries in 
the West and be given spheres 
of influence in Bulgaria and 
Jugoslavia but, she added, that should be 
the limit of Russian expansion in Europe. 

Miss Thompson also pleaded for a 
"Fifth" freedom — the freedom of move- 
ment of capital, goods, and labor. This 
freedom had been lost after World War I, 
she emphasized. 

Colonel Luckey, '27 

(Continued from Page 3) 
terially contributed to the successful con- 
duct of the attack on the airdromes and 
Borgen Bay areas. These duties included 
planning artillery fire in support of the at- 
tacking infantry in both attacks, during a 
period of intense and successful activity. 
His conduct was in keeping with the high- 
est traditions of the naval service." 

"Meritorious Devotion" 
Major Ennis' commendation reads: "For 
(Continued next Column) 

(Continued from Column I i 
meritorious devotion to duty while serving 
as Operations Officer, prior to and during 
the landing, seizure, and occupation of the 
Borgan Bay area and Cape Cloucestei air. 
diome from Japanese forces. His untiring 
devotion to duty, initiative and knowledge 
of his profession greatly contributed to the 
smooth operations. He was cool under 
enemy attacks and his effective perform 
ance of duty served as an inspiration to 
others. His conduct was in keeping with 
the highest traditions of the naval service." 

Vivian Smelkinson, 1944 War Bond Queen, is crowned 
Bishton. Chairman of the Student Victory Council 
the Victory Ball last month. 

Colonel Joseph C. Burger, '25, 

Is Guest of President Byrd 

Seen recently on campus it the Marj 
land Coast Guard boxing mat h w i- Lieu 

tenant-Colonel Joseph C Burger, '25, who 
was back from sixteen months in the Smith 
Pacific. Joe was the guest of the evening 
of President Byrd. 

All-Time Athlete 

One of Maryland's ill tune athletes, Joe 

was outstanding in football and basketball 

and in 1924 and 1925 he won All Amen 

can honors in lacrosse. In 1925 

he was named on the ill time 

ill Maryland football team. 

Colonel Burger has been sta- 
tioned in the South Pacific 
with the Marine Amphibious 
Corps and saw action at Gua 
dalcanal and Bougainville. 

Questioned during the box- 
ing matches, Joe stated that the 
boys "down under" are very 
much interested in sports hap- 
penings back here in the States. 
I le said they listen avidly to all 
the short-wave radio news thev 
can get, dividing their interest 
equally between world events 
and sports. 

He pointed out that the 
Marines are doing their own 
part to keep sports alive, par- 
ticularly with boxing matches 
in the rest area. Softball and 
baseball also are favorites. Box- 
ing takes the spotlight, how- 
ever, and numerous big tour- 
naments are held. Joe said that 
some of the Marine mittmen 
he has seen in action down 
there will make good pro- 
fighters after the war. 
(Continued on Page 7) 

by Bob 

StuAentl flalie $400,000 Uv 2nd Gam- 
futb Vict&uf, Go4UtclL Woa, &o*td 3)iiue 

Students in the most recent bond drive 
on the Maryland campus did themselves 
pioud when they turned in a total of $400,- 
000, which exceeded the drive held last 
summer by more than $300,000. The 
money was partially used to purchase 13 
Fairchild trainer planes for the Army. The 
planes were purchased from the Fairchild 
plant at Hagerstown and dedication cere- 
monies were held on March 18. 

Climax of the three-week competition, 
which was part of the National Fourth 
War Loan Drive, was a Victory Ball held 
in the Gym- Armory. At that time Vivian 
Smelkinson of Baltimore, a junior in the 
College of Arts and Sciences, was crowned 

the 1944 War Bond Queen by Robert 
Bishton, of Elkridge, chairman of the Stu- 
dent Victory Council. 

Miss Smelkinson was named Queen by 
virtue of the fact that her sorority. Alpha 
Epsilon Phi, won the campaign with a 
total of $153,226. Among the contribu- 
tions of this sorority were a $100,00 bond 
and several $10,000 bonds. 

Other groups on the campus which 
placed high in the drive included Anne 
Arundel Hall, which placed second with 
$76,278 worth of bonds; Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, with $52,593; and Kappa Delta 
with $40,713. 

Old Jdim BaxeM\MciJze Vine Rec&id 
Meetuuj, ^auXfUeit Kind ajj Qpsp&LUia+t 

Maryland's young and inexperienced 
boxers came through the 1944 season with 
three wins and three losses — a fine rec- 
ord in view of the tough opposition and 
the handicaps that Coach Rubini had to 
overcome before the College Parkers were 
able to step into the ring for their first 

Credit To Rubini 

Much credit goes to the new coach who 
lifted the Old Liners from comparitive ob- 
scurity to a top place in the national col- 
legiate sports picture. Rube had troubles 
from the start in whipping together the 
squad. In fact, there 
was considerable 
doubt at one time 
that Maryland would 
have a varsity boxing 
team because of the 
poor preseason pros- 
pects and the fact 
that only one letter- 
man returned to the 
campus this year. It 
was around this one 
letterman, 155-pound 
Alex Bobenko, that 
Rubini began to build 
his team. 

From the All-Uni- 
versity boxing tourna- 
ment, staged primar- 
ily to obtain varsity 
material, Rubini un- 
covered 120 - pound 
Ed Gauvin, 127- 
pound Bill Coakley, 
and 165-pound Sid 
Sterman. With at 
least four weight di- 
visions taken care of, 
Rubini again hit the 
trail to scout for 
fighters in the 135, 145 and 175-pound 
classes and a heavyweight. Luck was with 
him as he discovered each one of these 
during the boxing practice. Diminutive 
16-year-old Ray Hanbury, brother to the 
pro fighter, Lew, looked good in practice 
and got Rubini's nod for the lightweight 
spot. Fast and clever Vic Berman caught 
the Terp mentor's eye and was installed 
in the 145-pound class. Frank Doory was 
drafted from the basketball team to handle 
the light-heavyweight division, and burly 
Dan Marowitz, 205-pound freshman, took 
over the responsibility of heavyweight. 

Trip West Point Twice 

With his team fairly well in mind, Ru- 
bini carried on rigid practices for the 

opening match with West Point, which 
Maryland won, 4V2 to 3H- The Terps 
then traveled to Chapel Hill to receive 
their first defeat from the University of 
North Carolina, 6-2. Returning home, 
thev took revenge on an outclassed Penn 
State team to the tune of 6-2 and then 
traveled to West Point to score a second 
time over Army, 4V2 to 2^. 

The Marylanders then took a well de- 
served rest before starting for Madison for 
a test with the highly-touted University of 
Wisconsin Badgers. Rubini and the Old 
Line team received much publicity in the 

One of the thrills of the Maryland-Penn State boxing match 
knockout o1 Jack Chebek of Penn State by Maryland's 
heavyweight. Dan Marowitz. 

Wisconsin papers, as Rube had been one 
of the standouts in boxing and football 
while a student at Wisconsin. Maryland 
gave the Badgers a busy evening and seri- 
ously threatened the 12-year record of un- 
defeated home bouts but lost a close 4Vi 
to 3V2 decision in a wild and woolly match. 
The Old Liners rang the curtain down 
on their tough season by falling before the 
perennially troublesome Coast Guard 
Academy of New London, by the score of 
4Vi to VA. 

Bobenko Outstanding 

Outstanding among the Terp fighters 
was Captain Bobenko, who climaxed four 
years of boxing at Maryland with an un- 
( Continued on Page 7) 

Basketball Team Completes 
Very Discouraging Season 

Maryland's hapless quintet, which was 
plagued by misfortune, brought the basket- 
ball season to a close with a series of six 
away-from-home games. The only win se- 
cured while on the road was in Lex- 
ington, Va., against V. M. I. For the sec- 
ond time, the Keydets fell before the 
Marylanders by the score of 31-29. 

The Liners opened their away-from- 
home campaign in Richmond and dropped 
a fast-moving game, 65-34. A return game 
with the Woodrow Wilson General Hos- 
pital brought the second defeat from that 
team, 35-25. Then Catholic University 
evened the series with 
the College Parkers 
by beating them, 55- 

Coach Heagy gave 
his worn basketers a 
brief rest before go- 
ing to Annapolis and 
West Point to face 
the two top service 
fives in the country. 
The Midshipmen had 
little trouble in turn- 
ing back the Mary- 
landers, 69-35, and 
the great Army team 
of West Point also 
came through with 
an 85-22 defeat for 
the Old Liners. 

A few days before 
the Navy scrap, Mary- 
land received a bid 
to the annual South- 
ern Conference play- 
off at Chapel Hill. 
However, the Mary- 
landers checked in 
one day and out the 
next as they bowed 
to a flashy North Carolina five, 42-23. 

The Liners' two crack forwards, Jack 
Flynn and little Joe Acito, scored over half 
of the team's total points. Flynn garnered 
160 markers for an average of nine points 
^ game and Acito tallied for 134 to bring 
their combined total to 294 out of the 
550 pointers made by the entire team. 

was the 35-second 

Dr. David Culbreth Dies 

Dr. David M. R. Culbreth, retired pro- 
fessor of pharmacology at the University 
of Maryland School of Pharmacy and for- 
mer honorary president of the American 
Pharmaceutical Association, passed away 
last fall. Dr. Culbreth was a native of 
Kent County, Delaware. 

Scott Beck, '07, Passes Away 
In Chestertown, March 1 3 

S. Scott Beck, who received his law de- 
gree from the University of Maryland in 
1907, passed away in Chestertown on 
March 13. Mr. Beck, widely known as a 
leading Eastern Shore Democrat, was 
stricken with pneumonia after visiting his 
Baltimore law offices. He was 61 years of 

Mr. Beck was former State Senator and 
v is Controller of Customs in Baltimore 
City from 1933 to 193S. At the tunc of 
his death he was President of the Clics 
tertown Bank of Maryland. President of 
the Kent Defense Corporation. Secretary 
and member of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors of Washington College, of 
which he was an alumnus, and senior 
member of the law firm of Beck and Beck 
in Chestertown. He was State's Attorney 
foi Kent County from 1920 to 192". 

Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, the 
former Miss Mackcy Pern . of Ccntrcvillc, 
Md.; a son. Navy Lieutenant S. Scott 
Beck, Jr., '38, on duty in the South Pa- 
cific; and a daughter Mrs. Richard F, 
Whelton. of Chestertown. 

With Alumni At Home 
(Continued from /'age 4) 



DASHIELL — Rebecca R. Dashiell 
was in. lined List December to Lieutenant 

Lmmett I learn of Baltimore. Since her 
marriage Mrs. I learn has been a dietitian 
at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New 


Mr. and Mrs. Clifford D. Little of Tra 
verse City, Michigan, announce the birth 
of a son on January 16, 1944. Mrs. Little 
is the former Edith Ray Sparling, '39, 
and former president of Alpha Omicron 
Pi Sorority. Mr. Little also attended the 
University, was a member of Phi Delta 
Thcta, and is stationed at Traverse City 
as a Link Trainer Instructor at the Naval 
\ir Base. His home address is "Bireh- 
wood", R. I''. D. No. 1, Traverse City. 


Mrs. Margaret Price Decker, fornicrh 
Peggy Price, passed away on January 31 

With Alumni At Home 

Continue! from Column I 

is ,i resull ol i blood stn mi info tion 
which resulted in endocarditis Pegg] was 
th< wife "i Captain V Franklin Decker, 

1 S \ . now mi dutj in the Pa< i' 

Colonel Joseph C. Burger, '25 
i ( Continued from I 'a 

When asked whethei athletes make 
good in the Marine Corps, Colonel Burger 
answered thai thej do and in i big way. 
Some of the best and the most depend 
able fighting men in the South Pacific an 
former collegiate and high school stars. 

Maryland Boxing Team 

i Continued from Page 6 1 
defeated season. The team "baby", \{\\ 
Hanbury, chalked up one of the most ini 
pressive records with two knockouts in 
the Wisconsin and Coast Guard matches. 
Crafty Vic Berman went through the 
season with no defeats until he was cle 
cisioned in the final match. This was the 
first loss he had sustained in his boxing 

With three matches on the win side and two others lost to tough opponents by close margins, Maryland's boxing team en- 
joyed an unusualln successlnl season. Here ice give you the team, man hi/ man. 
Seated, left to right — Gauvin. Coakley. Hanbury. Berman. Coach Rubini. Bobenko. Sterman. Zetts. 
Standing, (eft to right — Greer, Hafers, Kalodne, Chisari, Ferry, Swartz. Fdbsrt, Marowitz. Manager Wol/e, Asst. Mgr. Hoffman. 






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University of marvland 

" ^ ) 

APRIL, 1944 

Colleqe Park** 


President Byrd Reveals 



Post-war plans for the University of 
Maryland were discussed recently by 
President Byrd in an address to the Ad- 
vertising Club of Baltimore. Highlights 
of his talk are presented here. 

' \\ e have lost our touch with funda- 
mental llnugs, and after the war we must 
return to them. We must train boys who 
return from the war to be competent 

Dr. Byrd thus summed up the primary 
aims of the University of Maryland for the 
years following the war. 

\ new school, to be called the Institute 
of World Economics and Polities and de- 
signed to fit Vmericans to ileal properly 
with foreign peoples as diplomatic and bus- 
iness agents of the United States, is plan- 
ned. The school will offer intensive courses 
in politics of foreign nations, foreign ide- 
ologies, natural resources and languages 
that will give students "real knowledge 
or the people they will deal with, buy from 
and sell to." 

I onomics, politics, languages, an] so- 
cial studies will be coordinated in the new 
school in a way never clone before, accord- 
ing to Dr. Byrd. 

Stress On Fundamentals 

\notlui post-war development for the 
University, he reported, will be a greater 
emphasis on "fundamental subjects," in- 
cluding history in which will be under- 
scored needs of the people, political move 
incuts, and the relation of climate and ge- 
ography |o the progress of nations. 

Intensive courses in English will aim to 
give the student "a mastery of his own 
language" su 1 a persons possess. Uni- 

U.Md. Is Planning Now 
For Post -War Years— 

versitj students in the postwar years will 
learn to write and speak competently, no 
matter what field of endeavor the) plan 
to enter. 

Language courses will he directed main!) 
toward students who will need them in 
their work. Dr. Byrd said. To that end 
the) will be taught with greater intensity 
and be coordinated with a knowledge of 
the problems of the countries in which 
they are used. 

President Byrd predicted a decrease m 
the number of students taking foreign lan- 
guages. The average student takes a for- 
eign tongue only because he has to, and if 
curricular requirements which compel stu- 
dents to take language courses were abol- 
ished, main would drop out, he declared. 
After the war it will be necessary for high 
schools to teach more advanced courses to 
relieve the colleges, many of which now 
offer courses that belong to institutions on 
a lower level. Dr. Byrd pointed out. 

Big Philosophy Department 

The University is making plans for the 
biggest department of philosophy in any 
Easterh university. Dr. Byrd revealed, cit- 
ing that plan as evidence that "the day of 
the liberal arts college is just beginning." 

Philosophy will be strongly emphasized 
because "in philosophical principles lies the 
truth of things." Similar emphasis is being 

Vol. XI 

No. 11 

April, DM4 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
RAYMOND W. WILD - - - Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

placed on philosophy m training at Oxford 
of administrators for the British colonies, 
the President said. 

Dr. Byrd posed the question of whether 
Americans desire colleges to tram students 
for a democracy where the forms arc pre- 
served, as in England, while actual govern- 
ment is administered by a group of men ed- 
ucated for that task, or for a so-called "pure 
democracy" in which the people at large 
rule. This question, he said, is a basic one, 
and will have to be answered by citizens of 
the United States. 

Seeks Higher Standards 
"We are two years behind the English 
and Germans in education," Dr. Bvrd tic 
clared, and predicted that after the war 
Americans will have to compete with bet- 
ter trained workers of Britain and Germany. 
For this reason, he said, standards in Amer- 
ican colleges and universities must be raised. 
The post-war university that survives, 
according to President Byrd, will be that 
institution which "adapts itself to the needs 

Relief Group 
May Study 
at Maryland 

While definite plans have not yet been 
worked out, it is probable that from 200 
to 300 men and women will be trained at 
the University of Maryland for service with 
the United Nations Relief and Rehabilita- 
tion Administration. 

The UNRRA group will use the Univer- 
sity's facilities but will have its own staff of 
instructors. Housing accommodations will 
be provided in the men's lormitories, and 
meals at the dining hall. 

Civilian students at the College Park 
biamh of the Univcrsitv include 878 wo- 
men and 42 5 men enrolled for the Spring 
quarter, In addition, 160 Army men are 
receiving special training. At the Baltimore 
division, 1,289 students arc enrolled in 
medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, ed- 
ucation and law. 

In the Winter quarter enrollment al (. lol 
lege Park totaled approximately Z.sOl). in- 
cluding 1,000 Army Specialized Training 
students. The ASP men remaining on the 
campus arc being housed in Calvert Hall. 

Wharton Wins 
A Silver Star 

For crawling through intense machine 

gun and mortar fire after being wounded, 
to a radio from which lie directed mortar 
fire in the direction of German machine 
«un nests. Capt. James (Top) Wharton, 
'42, lias been awarded the Silver Star for 
gallantry in action. 

"The magnificent courage, outstanding 
calmness ami unusual stamina shown in 
Lieutenant (at that time) Wharton was 
an inspiration to his men," his citation 

Lieutenant Wharton was leading his 
company in mountain assaults on Cassino, 
along the road to Rome, when he met 
heavy enemy fire. Although wounded three 
times, he completed a 20-yard crawl to a 
radio where lie informed his infantry bat- 
talion command post and directed mortar 
fire which destroyed the machine-gun nests. 

Captain Wharton has returned from the 
Cassino battlefront to undergo an ankle 
operation at Walter Reed Hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Graduate Saw 
Tragic Blunder 

Capt. Lawrence Hoover, '39, witnessed 
and tried to prevent the destruction by 
Allied gunfire of 23 American transport 
planes loaded with 410 paratroopers over 
the Sicilian coast last July 10, news of 
which was released enly recently by the 
War Department. 

In a broadcast from New York, Merrill 
Mueller, NBC war reporter, disclosed that 
he and Captain Hoover recognized that 
the transports were friendly and tried to 
get an anti-aircraft control center to re- 
port it. They were fired upon by a ma- 
chine-gun crew, which thought they were 
fifth columnists, and forced to take cover 
in a foxhole. 

After Allied anti-aircraft defenses dis- 
covered the mixup, according to Mueller, 
they withheld their fire and let the German 
planes bomb without retaliation until the 
American planes were clear of the area. 

Captain Hoover was a member of the 
Diamondback staff while a student at the 
University. Following his graduation he 
became editor of the Prince Georges Post, 
Hvattsville, and later was a reporter on the 
Washington Dailv News. 



William ft. Band 
Is War Prisoner 

Capt. William R. Bond, '40. is a pris- 
oner of war in a German prison camp fol- 
lowing his capture in Italy. 

The 25-year-old former law student at 
the University of Maryland, officially listed 
as missing in Italy on January 30. was first 
reported to be a prisoner of war in a Ger- 
man radio broadcast picked up by the W T ar 
Department on February 4. The War De- 
partment passed the information on to 
Captain Bond's family in Relay, Md. 

On April 1 a German postkarte was re- 
ceived from Captain Bond saving he was 
in a German prison camp. He reported 
that aside from a slight wound he was in 
perfect health. 

Captain Bond was with one of the Ran- 
ger battalions at the An/io beachhead 
which were in the vanguard of the recent 
attack on Cisterna. The two battalions 
overreached their positions and were cut 
off by superior German forces. 

Bond enlisted as a private in July, 1941, 
earned his commission through Officers' 
Candidate School, Fort Knox, Ky., and was 
assigned to an armored division. He first 
saw action in the invasion of North Africa 
in 1942, and campaigned with his unit in 
Tunisia and Sicily. Last fall he transferred 
to the Rangers. 

Captain Bond was graduated from the 
University of Maryland and had completed 
his first year in the Maryland Law School 
when he left to join the Army; 

Thies Scores 
Against Japs 

Lieut. W 1 1 1 i.i 1 1 1 Norri I hi' 
Ins Viw (kiss m tin storm-lashed Meu 
tians when he scored a bomb hit on an en 
any transport in an itta ^ on kisk.i II. u 
hoi. But that is onh pari ol th< oul 'and 
nig in ord tin ' - ei has i balked 

up against the Japs. 

Lieutenant Thies also is reditcd with 
dropping a 500 pound bomb on i | ipan 
submarine from a height of 200 feet, when 
1 .(Mm feet is c onsidered tin 1 minimum foi a 
plane's safctv from its own bomb ol that 
size. Foi the feat of "forgetting" to |dti 
son his torpedo before coming down m 
a blind fog. and thus saving the expensive 
weapon for a later day, Lieutenant I Im 
received a special award — a box of 
— from Ins wing commander. 

Bom in Washington, D. C. Lieutenant 
Thies received his degree from the Col 
lege of Arts and Sciences. His picture 
enpied the entire front cover of the Wash 
ington Sunday Star's rotogravure section 
for April 2 as one of the "Heroes of the 
Washington Area." 

Former Student 
In Prison Camp 

Staff Sergt. Robert J. Laut, Flying Fort- 
ress gunner, who was a student at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1941 42. for the 
second time has been reported safe after 
being listed as missing in action over Ger- 
manv. He is a prisoner of war this time. 

Sergeant Laut failed to return from a 
raid on Frankfurt February 4, and his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Laut, of 
Silver Spring, Md.. have been notified by 
the International Red Cross that he is in a 
German prison camp. 

Previously Sergeant Laut was reported 
missing in action in the October 1 1 raid 
on Schvvcinfurt, but before the word 
reached his parents he had returned to Lis 
base in England. He wrote home then that 
he had received 54 letters addressed to him 
and stamped "missing in action." 

This time eight weeks passed before his 
parents learned of his survival after his 
plane and the entire crew went down over 
the target. 

While attending the University, Laut 
was enrolled in the College of Engineering. 
He was a graduate of Randolph Macon 
Academy, front Royal. Va. 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Lieut. Mearle DuVall, '42. paratrooper 
in the U. S. Army, is at the Walter Reed 
Hospital in Washington, D. C. for treat 
ment of a leg injury. He has been serving 
in the European theater of operations. 
Upon his return, he saw his daughter, 
Mary Stephanie, for the first time. Lieu- 
tenant DuVall participated in football and 
basketball at the University. 

Lieut. Charles F. Simms, '41, and his wife, 
Gertrude Plummer Simms, '40, visited 
the campus recently. Lieutenant Simms 
was commissioned in the Air Forces in 
1943 and for a time was stationed in the 
Caribbean area on anti-submarine patrol. 
He is now at W cstover Field, Mass. 

Edward Naughton, '34. now a captain 
in the United States Army, is in North 

Recent visitors to the Universitj campus 
were Lieut. J. M. Crockett, '43, and his 
wife, Shirley McKay Crockett, '43. Lieu- 
tenant Crockett is a special services officer 
and athletic officer in the Army and is sta- 
tioned at Fort Bragg, N. C. 

Dorothy Dennis, '40, is an Ensign in 
the Waves, and is stationed at the Wash- 
ington Navy Yard. She was a member of 
Delta Delta Delta sorority at the Uni- 

Word has been received that Mary 
Hedda Bohlin, '39, has been commis- 
sioned a first lieutenant in the Marines. 
Lieutenant Bohlin is stationed at Cherry 
Point, N. C. 

Capt. John W. Guckeyson, '37, is a 
flight leader in a P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter 
Squadron based in England. His ship is 
named "Contrary Mary." Captain Guckey- 
son was graduated in May, 1942, from 
West Point. He was a four letter man at 
the University 'of Maryland. 

Joseph Caldara, '31, has been promoted 
from lieutenant colonel to colonel in the 
U. S. Army. Colonel Caldara was an Eco- 
nomics major at the University. 

\ note from Capt. David Kelley, Jr., 
'41: "I sure have seen a lot of the world 
since June, 1941. My division, captured 
Oran in the African campaign. We fought 
the Germans in Tunisia and in the Sicilian 
invasion. I made a 'mistake' last July on 
Sii ily and have been in the hospital ever 
since." Captain Kelley is al the McCloskey 
1 [ospital. 



Isabel Butler, '41. recently was com- 
missioned a second lieutenant in the 
Marine Corps Women's Reserve. She 
completed eight weeks of training at 
Camp Lejeune, New River, N. C, and 
will remain there for officer indoctrin- 
ation before further assignment. In civil 
life Lieutenant Butler was a physical 
education instructor. 

Major Maurice Pincus, '29, was married 
March 26 to Lieut. Pauline Graff, Wo- 
men's Army Corps, Ft. Totten, New York 

Major General Norman T. Kirk, '10, 
received the honoary degree of Doctor of 
Science at Davidson College, Davidson, 
Noith Carolina, April 8. He was graduated 
from the University of Maryland with the 
M.D. degree. General Kirk was appointed 
Surgeon-General in June of 1 ( H3. 

Doris Hampshire, '42, and Charles 
Harry, '43. were married on Wednesday, 
March 29. He recently received his com- 
mission as a second lieutenant at Ft. Ben 
ning, Ga., and will be stationed there for 
a while. Mrs. Harry was a member of 
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and lie was i 
member of Alpha Tan Omega fraternity. 

Sgt. Elias Cohen, '42, is now stationed 
at Camp Reynolds, Pa. He is a graduate 
of the College of Education, and majored 
in Entomology. He is now experimenting 
with penicillin at Camp Reynolds. 

Lieut, (j.g.) Dave Shihadeh and Mrs. 
Shihadeh, the former Jeanne Santamarie, 

'41, have been transferred from Miami. 

Fla., to Charleston, S. C. Mrs. Shihadeh 
was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi soror- 
ity and Mortar Board. 

Lieut, and Mrs. Gerald E. Prentice 

are now making their home at 1 1 1 Broad 
Street. Sumter. S. C. Mrs. Prentice is the 
former Barbara Boose, '41, and Lieuten- 
ant Prentice, '42. is now taking flight train- 
ing in the Air Corps. She was an Alpha 
Omicron Pi, and he was an Alpha Tan 

Lieut, and Mrs. Burton H. Andrews, 
the former Eurith Maynard, '42, have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Eurith 
Lynn, on January 23. Mrs. Andrews was a 
member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and 
Lieutenant Andrews is a graduate of the 
Naval Academy. 

Mary Vaiden and Clare Vawter, both 
members of Alpha Omicron Pi and '42 
graduates, are following their major in 
Home Economics and are now doing work 
in dietetics. Miss Vaiden is now living at 
1070 Green Street, San Francisco, Calif., 
while Miss Vawter is at 212 Liberty Bldg., 
Yakima. Wash. 

Mrs. Fred Hicks, the former Betty 
Brookens, '41, is now making her home 
with her parents on Colesville Road. IIv 
attsville, Md., since her husband has left 
for duty overseas. He is now a first lieu 
tenant, and previously was stationed at 
Bisbee, Ariz. He was a member of the 
Class of '42 and a member of Sigma Chi, 
and she was an Alpha Omicron Pi. 

Mrs. Howard Lee Keller is making her 
home with her parents at 2~08 Hanover 
Avenue, Richmond, 20, Va., since her 
husband left for overseas duty. Mrs. Keller 
is the former Ann Speake. former student 
here, and was a member of Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi. Lieutenant Keller a '43 graduate. 
was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. 
They previously made their home in Rac- 
ford, N. C, when he was stationed at 
Fort Bragg. 

The promotion of Capt. John S. 
Thatcher, assistant personnel officer of the 
Sixth Air Force, to the grade of major has 
been announced by the Caribbean Defense 
Command. Major Thatcher received his 
Master's Degree at the University of Mary- 
land in 1941. 

Bertha (Sugar) Langford Hunt, '40, is 
a Captain in the W'ac. Captain Hunt is 
the wife of Richard Hunt, '37. 

Betty St. Clair, '40. is a Lieutenanl 
(j.g.) m the W aves, and is stationed ;it the 
Navj Yard in New York, Hei sister, Jean 
St. Clair, was i student it the Universitj 
in 1935 36. Sin is now with the Keel 
Cinss in England. 

Announcement lias been oi the 
engagement of Lois Walker, a member of 
the Junior class at the University, and 
Ensign Donald Pilcher, '43. Miss Walkei 
is ,i membei of Sigma Kappa sorority, and 
Ensign Pilchei belongs to Mpha Lauda 
Tan fraternity. Ensign Pilchei was grad- 
ii Hi. I in I ugincering. 

Jane Maxson, '40, wa? married recently 
to fohn W . West, (u West New Ion, 
Miss. Mis. West received a Bachelor of 
Science Degree in Home Economics. 

A private in the Paratroopers, James Q. 
Kurz is now stationed in Ireland, and 
writes thai lie lias seen a number of his- 
torical castles there. Private Kurz was a 
studenl in the University in 1942-43, and 
played Freshman football. 

N. P. (Pat) Alexander is now an avia- 
tion cadet and is stationed at Carlsbad, 
New Mexico, lie attended the University 
in 1942,43. 

John Silkman, 35, is stationed with 
the U. S. Army in India. lie received a 
Bachelor of Science Degree at the Univer- 
sity, where he was a member of Kappa 
Alpha fraternity. 

Joe Burk, '40. is with I he U. S. Army 
in North Africa, and is rooming with 
Major Paul E. (Pete) Pfeiffer, '37, who is 

at the Message Center. 

Mary Katherine Martin, '43, was mar- 
ried April 4 to Corp. George L. Cary, Jr., 
U. S. Army Air Forces. Mrs. Cary is a 
member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and 
Corporal Cary is a member of Sigma Nu 
fraternity. Corporal Cary is stationed at 
Tampa, Fla. 

Cadet Ralph B. Finkbinder, Jr., stu- 
dent at the University in 1942-43, has been 
appointed flight officer in the Army Air 
Force, after completing bombardier train- 
ing at the Carlsbad. New Mexico, Army 
Air Field. 

Lieut. Col. Robert Archer, '35, is serv- 
ing overseas with the American Red Cross. 

Contact Magazine will henceforth have 
as one of its writers Dr. Martin Kafka, '24. 
Dr. Kafka, Army flight surgeon, will write 
on problems of Medical Aviation. 

Marine Lieut. Col. Joseph Burger, '25, 
has been commended by Admiral Halsey 
for his work with the Marine Amphibious 
Corps during recent operations in the Sol- 
omons. Lieut. Col. Burger was an All- 
American lacrosse player at Maryland, and 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

staned in football, lie is now stationed at 
Marine 1 leadquarters in Washington, D. C. 

The American Society of Civil Engineers 
paid tribute to the memory of Edward 
Russell Allen, '26, in a recent memoir. 
Mi. Allen was graduated with the degree 
of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineer- 
ing. While at the University, he was par- 
ticularly interested in military training ac- 
tivities, and in his senior year was captain 
of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
company which received the award for be- 
ing best trained. He was an excellent la 
crosse player and was named to a position 
on the All- American team. After gradual 
ing from the University, he entered the 
civil engineering field. Death at the age 
of 35, in 1941. ended a career full of 
promise, according to the pamphlet. 

Announcement has been made of the 
approaching marriage of Major Charles L. 
Cogswell, '36, U. S. Marine Corps, and 
Margaret Louise Hoyt of Washington, 
D. C. Major Cogswell took his B.S. degree 
at the University of Maryland and was 
taking the law course at Franklin Uni- 
versity when he entered the service. He 
served at Guadalcanal and elsewhere in the 
Pacific, and has been decorated several 

Judge Ogle Marbury, '04. has assumed 
office as chief judge of the Maryland Court 
of Appeals. Judge Marbury had been chief 
judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and 
a member of the Appellate Court since 
1941. Following his graduation frou; the 
University, Marbury was admitted to the 
Maryland Bar on his 22nd birthday. He- 
was a member of the Maryland House of 
Delegates from 1910 to 1912, and subse- 
quently held numerous public offices. 

Major Carl C. Barthel, who left the 
University of Maryland to enlist in July. 

1941, with only six months of his schooling 
to finish, has been overseas since August, 

1942. He is stationed at a Liberator base 
in England, and has participated in a 
number of raids against occupied Europe. 
Major Barthel thinks he will go to the 
University of Maryland Medical School 
after the war. At 27, he isn't too old. he 
believes, to study medicine. He took two 

years <<l pre medicine d g Ins student 

da>s Ik r< 

Mrs Reeves Tilley, the formei Klovia 
McKennon, '42, and Prof. Richard R. 
Hutcheson hi the University Speech De 
partment, have jusl i ompleted a book en 
titled "Speei h ( lorn tion \b i I illev 

majored in Speei h .it th< I it] . ind is 

now working m the spi o h • linii i at An 
ican Universitj and Catholii University. 
Ilei husband, Lieut. Reeves Tilley, I 
was a membei ol the I en ipin track t< im 
I le is stationed in North \ti ii a 

William H. Mazlehurst, a Student at 

.the Universitj in 1940-42, has been com 

missioned an ensign in the U. S. Naval 

Reserve. He was graduated from the N i- i! 

\n Training Center, Corpus Christi, Tex. 

The engagement of Marie Beall, '43, 
and Lieut. Robert C. James, U. S. \iin\. 
has been announced. Miss Beall is a mem- 
ber of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Lieuten 
ant James attended the Universitj from 
1940 to 1943. He was a member of Alpha 
Tau Omega and Omicron Delta Kappa, 
national honorary fraternity. He is sta 
tioned at Fort Benning, Ga.. where he 
recently received his commission. No date- 
has been set for the wedding. 

Mrs. Elliott Harwood, the former Earla 
Marshall, '41, is making her home at Pas 
adena, Calif., while her husband, Capt. 
Harwood, former student of the Univer 
sity, is on a special mission in the Pacific. 
Mrs. Harwood was a member of Alpha 
Omicron Pi sorority, and Capt. Harwood 
was a member of Tlicta Chi fraternity 
when he was a student at the University, 

An editorial on higher education in 
America, entitled "Worth Fighting For", 
written by Edward Rider for the Diamond- 
back, took third place in the 1943 \i 
tional Editorial Writing Competition, 
sponsored by Phi Delta Epsilon, honorary 
Journalism fraternity, according to a recent 
announcement. Editorials were submitted 
by 114 writers from every section of the 
country. Pfc. Rider has been accepted for 
Officers' Candidate School at Fori Ben 
ning. Ga. 

Norman M. Glasgow, '43, is a techni- 
cal corporal in the U. S. Army, and is 
stationed in Natal. Brazil 

On April 3, James P. Kemper, student 
at the University of Man land in 1882 84, 
visited the campus. At the time he was in 
school here. Mr. Kemper said, there was 
only one building, and enrollment consist- 
ed of 40 students. Mr. Kemper later was 
graduated from the University of Alabama. 
He has written much on flood control of 
the Mississippi River, and in the past year, 
at the age of "5, has written a plan for 

Nats Train at 
College Park 

W hen Judge Landis, Commissioner of 
Baseball, decreed that major league teams 
should carry on spring training north of the 
Potomac River, Clark Griffith and his 
Washington Senators chose College Park. 
Thus, for the second year, students on the 
University of Maryland campus are getting 
a close look at a big time baseball aggrega- 
tion working into shape. 

Morning practices on the diamond have 
attracted goodly crowds, especially since 
the weather encourages such spectators. 
Manager Ossic Bluege has begun the year 
with a handful of veterans and a bushel-load 
of South American players. Bluege expects 
a great deal from these "good neighbors", 
the cream of the crop south of the border. 
Between contending with comedian Coach 
Nick Altrock and the non English speaking 
South Americans. Bluege is having plenty 
of trouble. 

Minus more players than opening spring 
training should have, Bluege's troubles be- 
came involved, especially so when he got 
notice that three Latin American catchers 
allegedly "missed the boat." The missing 
player problem became so serious that 43- 
year-old Bluege volunteered to return to his 
former infield duties. 

It was a glad sight when experienced 
hurlers like Dutch Leonard, Milo Candini, 
Johnny Niggeling, Alex Carrasquel, and 
Early Wynn reported early to work out 
then winter kinks. However, there was 
room for worn- when the Nats' infield re- 
ported a shortage due to late reports. 

When the \\ ashington mentor finally 
gathered all players in camp who had signed 
contracts, he began his job in earnest with 
veterans George Case and Jake Powell 
flashing mid-season form at bat and afield. 
Early training season games have kept the 
Senators' pennant winning hopes high, as 
several wins have been chalked up in this 

Carrasquel, the big twirler from Vene- 
zuela, has added interpreting to his pitch- 
ing duties. The Latin American relays 
Bluege's messages to his countrymen and 
vice versa. Bluege isn't half as interested in 
their language study as he is in seeing what 
they can do to bolster a typical wartime 
W ashington team. Advanced reports re- 
veal the Senators a favorite to give any 
team a battle for first place. 

With the addition of more night games 
to their schedule, the American Leaguers 
have a definite advantage with the knuckle 
ball. Five Nat pitchers are adept at this 
tossing, which is especially effective under 
the lights. 

Terp Letterman 
Made A Captain 

Bernard A. Cummings, '37, has been 
promoted to the rank of captain at the 
Marine Corps Air Station. Santa Barbara, 
Calif., where he is assigned to duty as ma- 
teriel officer of a Marine aviation group. 

Captain Cummings was a Terp letterman 
in football and basketball, and was active 
in campus affairs. lie received a Bachelor 
of Aits degree. 

Son of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cummings 
of Chevy Chase. Mel.. Captain Cummings 
was a 1932 graduate of St. John's Prepara- 
tory School in Washington, D. C. Before 
joining the Marine Corps in 1943, he was 
engaged in real estate development work 
near Washington. 

Captain Cummings received his officer 
training at Quantico, Va., and New River, 
N. C. 



Teammates Again 

Capt. John W. Guckeyson, one of the 
greatest halfbacks in the University of 
Maryland's football history, is the flight 
leader of a P-47 Thunderbolt squadron op- 
erating out of England. Recently, Guckey- 
son and Lieut. George A. DeWitt Jr., one 
of Mankind's all time basketball stars and 
high scorers, met in London. DeWitt is 
flying a Marauder bomber. 

In other words, Guckeyson may be run- 
ning interference for another illustrious 
College Parker some day on a flight over 
Nazi tcrritorv. 

8 Grid Tilts 
Are Planned 

Fall and intercollegiate football arc still 
far away and an extensive intramural pro- 
gram including the pigskin sport will take 
the place of Spring practice. Still, it is 
likely that Maryland will schedule about 
eight games for autumn, beginning with 
I lampden Sydney early in October. 

Other teams scheduled to play in Byrd 
Stadium are West Virginia, Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute, and Virginia. The Terps will 
travel to Florida for the Florida U. game 
and to North Carolina for the tilt with 
Wake-Forrest. Arrangements are being 
completed for other games. 

An integrated plan for intramurals. fea- 
turing tennis, baseball, tackle football and 
track, has been initiated under the guid- 
ance of Dr. Clarence Spears, physical edu- 
cation director. 

Commenting on the Spring athletic pro- 
gram, Dr. Spears said that "all the facili- 
ties, coaches, and equipment regularly 
used in intercollegiate sports are being 
turned over to the boys in the gym classes 
for their use; however, it is still essen- 
tially an intramural program." 

After several weeks of training and prac- 
tice, intramural teams will be organized in 
the baseball, track, and football classes to 
provide competition. Some sort of competi- 
tion also is planned for students in the 
tennis classes. 

Woods Promoted 
Following Citation 

Lieut. Mark W. Woods, assistant pro- 
fessor of Plant Pathology at the University 
of Mankind, after a year at sea has been 
stationed at Chincoteague Naval Air Sta- 
tion, Va. 

Son of former president Albert Woods, 
Lieutenant Woods received his Bachelor 
of Science Degree at Man land m 1931, 
his Master of Science Degree in 1932, and 
his Ph.D. Degree in 1936. He is now on 
leave of absence from his teaching duties. 

Lieutenant Woods was one of the men 
receiving a Presidential Citation for anti- 
submarine service on the U. S. S. Card 
and recently was promoted to the rank 
of full lieutenant. His wife. Vera Klein 
Woods. '32, and daughter, Judy, arc now 
with him. 

Degrees Given 
To 115 Seniors 

The University of Maryland granted dc 
grees to 115 members of the graduating 
class and presented certificates to 233 Arm) 
Specialized Training Program cadets .it 
commencement exercises in the Coliseum 
on Saturday, March 26. 

Principal speakers were Representative 
Lansdalc G. Sassccr, Brit;. Gen. Waltei L 
Weiblc, director of the \mi\ Ground 
Forces training; and Mayor Theodore R. 
McKeldin of Baltimore. Honorar) degrees 
were conferred as follows: 

Emerson Columbus Harrington, Cam 
bridge, Governor of Maryland during the 
\\ oild War. was awarded in absentia the 
degree of Doctor of Laws; William Sid 
nej Gordy, Jr., Salisbury, State Comptroll- 
er 'of the Treasury from 1°:; to 1939, re- 
ceived the degree of Doctor of Science in 
Business Administration. 

Certificates Awarded 

Certificates of Merit were presented to 
Roy C. F. Weagly, Deep Creek, president 
of the Maryland Farm Bureau; William 
A. Walker, Mt. Airy, first president of the 
Maryland Tobacco Growers Association; 
and Mrs. Susan Fry, Laytonsville, president 
of the Associated Women of the Maryland 
Farm Bureau. 

Degrees were conferred upon members 
of the class by President II. C. Byrd. Cer- 
tificates were awarded to ASTP graduates 
by General Weiblc. 

Representative Sassccr commended the 
University on the work it is doing, and 
stressed the responsibility of educated per 
sons for remolding "a world broken to 
pieces by the war." 'The war has prosed 
that American goods and American citi- 
zens can excel, he said, and "if we can be 
superior in war we also can be superior in 

Change Is Explained 

Discontinuance of the ASTP was made 
necessary by manpower shortages and not 
by lack of recognition of the Army for the 
need of brains, General Weiblc declared. 
"You don't like it and neither do I." he 
said, "but the change was made only after 
months of consideration." 

Mayor McKeldin's address followed a 
Maryland Da) theme. He traced the histor) 
of the State and described its economic 
growth, traditions, culture, politics, and the 
part it is playing in the war effort. 

Music for the graduation exercises was 
supplied by the University orchestra and 
the ASTP band. 

Three New Dorm if ones for Men 
Will Accommodate About 400 

This is one ot three new dormitories be 

ing constim lul tin men students at the 

I fniversitj "l Mar) I md ( >l i olonial an In 
tecture, the buildings are situated adjacenl 
in the othei dormitories toi men. 

\ppio\nnatcl\ 400 men will be housed 
in the new dormitories, laismg the num- 
ber of students who can be Lodged on the 
campus to more than 900. It is hoped th it 
the stiiutuics will be completed bj Jul) 1. 
Furnishings have been purchased and will 
be installed tins summer. 

Appearance of the dormitor) group is in 
liannonj with Othei new buildings on the 
campus. The buildings arc of brick ion 
strut t ion. and will contain mostl) double 

Margaret Brent Hall, which has been 
used by cadets in the Army Specialized 
Training Program, now greatly curtailed, 
will be ready for occupancy by women stu 
dents tins summer or fall. Anne Arundel 
1 [all was not taken over by the Arm) . 


Nellie Buckey, '2s, head of the Home 
Economics Department at Peabody Col- 
lege, is now on leave of absence and doing 
research for her Ph.D. Degree in the Of- 
fice of Education in Washington, D. C. 
Following her graduation from the Col- 
lege of Home Economics at the University 
of Maryland, she was associated with 
Teachers College at Columbia University 
where she conducted student trips to Eu 
rope and took groups to the South to su- 
pervise homemaking under rural conditions. 
Dorothea Freseman, '30, known as 
Dorothea Duncan on the radio and as a 
writer, is in the Marines. 

Robert Rivello, '43, is a lieutenant in 
the United States Army Air Corps. He is 
stationed at Clovis, New Mexico. At the 
University he was a member of 'Ian Beta 
Pi, honorary engineering fraternity, captain 
of Pershing Rifles, and a member of Omi- 
cron Delta Kappa. 

A visitor to the College Park campus on 
April 1 3 was Ensign Mary Jane Chase, 
'43. Following her graduation. Ensign 
Chase spent two months at Smith College 
where she was commissioned in Jauiian of 
this year, after which she went to Mt. 
Ilolyoke for two months' training in com 
munications. Since that time she has been 
doing communications work in the Navy 
Department m Washington. At the I'm 
versity she was a member of Mortar Board, 
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Lambda 
Delta sorority, and secretary of the junior 

Major Robert A. Hitch, a pre -medical 
student at the Universit) in 1937-39, is 

stationed with the Corps of Engineers at 
Fort Belvoir, Va. Before reporting to Fort 
Belvoir, he was military attache in Nicar- 
agua for 14 months, and also had been on 
duty in Costa Rica and Colombia. 

A. Walter Kraus Sr., a graduate of the 
University of Maryland Law School, died 
April 8 in Baltimore. Md. Mr. Kraus be- 
came an Assistant United States Attorney 
m 1911, was made Assistant State's At- 
torney for Baltimore two years later, and 
was appointed Assistant City Solicitor in 
191'), serving until 1923. He practiced law 
from 1931 to 193S. and had been a mem 
her of the legal staff of the New Amstei 
dam Casualty Company since the latter 

Lieut. Ian Forbes, '41, is in England. He 
went through the North African and Si 
cilian campaigns with the field artillery 
and writes that he has "seen plenty" of 

Lieut, (j.g.) John Mullady, '41. visited 
Ins home at Sligo recently after 19 months 
ot service in the Caribbean area. 

Lieut, (j.g.) Charles DiGuilian, ex '42. 
wounded m action in July, 194s. while on 
a bombing mission in the Pacific, was re- 
turned home in November, and since that 
time has been receiving medical treatment 
at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was 
copilot of a Liberator bomber when he 
was shot 111 the head 


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Maryland Men in the Services — 

This is a partial list of Maryland men in the services. Additional names and addresses will appear in later issues 
of the Alumni News. 

Alexander, V 1'. B 07610S A c -Cadet Det., Box B 47. CAAF, tail- 
had. New Mexico. 

Alperstein, Ben '39 Capt, Special Service Office. Wright Field, Day- 
ton, Ohio. 

Alperstein, Isadorc '42 Lt., Area Special Service Officer, A. P.O. 486, 
26th Supply Depot Group, c/o Postmaster. New York. N. Y. 

Anderson, Harry W. '41 Lt., 0-686532— 26th Bomb Sqdn. (H), 11th 
Bomb (in. up. A.P.O. 241, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco. Cal. 

Baker, Robert '38 Major A.P.O. 757, c/o Postmaster. New York. N. Y. 

Beamer, F. X. '40 — Major — D Co., 1st Tin.. 6th Marines, c/o Fleet 
P. O., San Francisco. Cal. 

Bell, John Weldon '37 — Lt. USNR- Bureau Supplies & Accounts. Navy 
Dept.. Washington, D. C. 

Bellows, John M. '37 '4(1— Ensign— 2526 Ernest St.. Apt. 5, Jackson- 
ville 4. Florida. 

Bennett, V. W.— Captain 0196945. AAFPFS (P) Wing 1, San An- 
tonio Aviation Cadet (enter, San Antonio, Texas. 

Bishopp, Fred T. '.51— Major— H & S Btry., 2nd Bu.. 11th Marines, 
I o Fleet Post Office. San Francisco, Cal. 

Boothe, Daniel U.—1309S414— Candidate, Class E-54, Co. E. 5th Pla- 
toon. Officers Candidate Regiment. Barracks C-24, Ft. Belvoir, Va. 

Boyda, John J— Lt. j.g.— Naval Flight Preparatory School, St. Olaf 
College. Northfield, Minnesota. 

Bradley, Donald C— Lt. j. g. — USCG Detachment, Naval Air Station, 
Patuxent River, Md. 

Brenner. John — 2nd Lt. 4th Infantry. Ft. Benning, Ga. 

Brooks, Gardner — Ensign — Naval Research Lab., Washington, D. C. 

Brotmarkle, M. L.— Major O-351097— 1 RTC Schools, Camp Joseph 
T. Robinson, Arkansas. 

Browning, John R.— Lt. 0363916— Hdqs. Co., 341st Eng. Regt. (G.S.), 
A.P.O. 4942. New York, N. Y. 

Burk, Joseph Lt.— S.G.S.. AFHQ. A. P. O. 512, c/o Post Master, 
New York, N. Y. 

P>yrd. Harry Clifton, Jr.— Major — Hdqs. Trinidad Sector and Base 
Command. A.P.O. 868, Miami, Florida. 

Chovanes, Ed— 2nd Lt. — Quantico, Va. 

Christensen, Hilde M. '41 '42— Lt. j.g.— 519 C Street, N.E., Washing- 
ton. 2. 1). C. 

Conrad Luther B. — Lt. — Co. C, 137 Bn., N. Camp Hood, Texas. 

Cotterman, Harold F., Jr. '40 — Lt. — 208 E. Washington Street, Thom- 
asville, Georgia. 

Cox, W. R.— Lt. 0545145— Hdqs. IRTC, Camp Tannin, Texas. 

Crosthwait, Sam L— Major— 387th Bomb Gr., A.P.O. 4605, c/o Post- 
master, New York. N. Y. 

Crow, William 2nd Lt. — Hdqs. Co., 1st Bn., 341 Infantry, Camp Liv- 
ingston. La. 

Currin, C. B. Cpl. — O. C. School. Chemical Warfare Center, Edgewood 
Arsenal, Maryland. 

Cutting, Frederick H. — Captain — Lanham, Maryland. 

Davis, Frank I. '41— Captain — Military Law Section, O.C.S. Hdqs., 

Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. 
Dieffcnbach, Albert W.— Lt., — 303rd Bomb Group, 427 Bomb Sqn., 

A.P.O. 634. c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 
DiggS, Everett S. M.C., Captain— 0413455— 42nd Gen'l Hospital, A.P.O. 

923, c/o P. M., San Francisco, Cal. 
Dittmar, lack S.— -Lt.— 66th Inf. I Co., A.P.O. 360, Camp Carson, Colo. 
Dosch, Harry. Jr. Major, 0351 100— 1 72nd Infantry, A.P.O. 43, c/o 

Post Master. San Francisco, Cal. 
Drake, H. D.. Jr. '37— Lt. j.g.— U.S. S. Henry T. Allen, c/o Fleet Post 

Office. San Francisco. Cal. 
Draper, William Lt. c/o 4th Ferry Detachment, Army Air Base, 36th 

Street Airport. Miami 30, Fla. 
Duley, Oscar R. '3X -Pvt.— 442 Ord. 11. A.M. Co.. Ft. Dix, New Jersey. 
Dunn. James E. — Lt. 0-463917— Co. C, 504th Parachute Inf., A.P.O. 

169, c/o Postmaster. New York. N. Y. 
DuVall, Merle D. '42 2nd Lt.— Walter Reed Hosp., Washington, D. C. 

Faulkner. Edgar F. '41- Lt. j.g.— U.S. S. Long Island. Fleet Post Office, 

S.-ui Francisco, Cal. 
Flowers, Richard II. -Lt. j.g- U.S.S.— L.C.I.— L— 448, c/o Fleet Post 

Office, San Francisco, Cal. 
Forbes, Ian. Jr. '41- -0-1170369— "A" Btry., 84th F. A., A.P.O. 9, c/o 

Post Master, New York, N. ^ . 
Forrester, I. I.. '39 l.t. 124th Armored Bn., Camp Beale, Cal. 

Goldenzweig, W. W. Lt. Co. L, 376th Inf., A. P.O. 94, c/o Post 

Master, Nashville. Term. 
Goodhart, Raymond I. Capt. -Ft. Knox, Kentucky. 
Greeley, [ames ('. Lt. 0-295140 — Co. G., 410th Infantry, Camp Howze, 

Grober, Samuel '4o '42 Lt. — Kngr. Sect. Service Command, A.P.O. 

717, c/o Post Master. San Francisco, Cal. 

Hall. I. Oakle} Jr. Lt. 0-534966— Co. B, 16th Arm'd Inf. Bn., 13th 

Arm'd Div., A.P.O. 263, Camp Bowie, Texas. 
Hammerlund, Don Capt. Apt. A-6, 357 Jackson, Hempstead, L. I., 

N. Y. i Mil. hell Field). 
Hammerlund, R. O. '37 ('apt.— Station No. 11, NAW, ATC, A.P.O. 

858, c/o Post Master, New York. 
Hasslinger, Harrv '33 Main Hdqs. \lll Corps, Ft. Dupont, Del. 
Helbock, W. I'. l.t. 399 Bomb (Jr., Sqn. 607, March Field, Cal. 

Hewett, F. M. u (apt. S & F Eng. School, Ft. Belvoir, Va. 
Hoffecker, Frank S. ('apt. V.M.O. 155, c/o Fleet P, ()., San Fran- 

Huebsch, Tohn Perry '33 Major — Air Corps Bldg.. Washington, D. C. 
Hummelsine, Carlisle '37 l.t. Col.— Chief of Staff's Office, Wash- 
ington. I>. C. 
Hunt, Max V. '43 Lt. Hdqs. Co.. 716 Tank Bn., Camp Howze, Texas. 

[nglis, Edwin W. '43— Ensign, U/SNR — Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 
41, c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 

James. Robert C. 2d Lt. -0545153 — Phys. Trg. Comm., Academic Dept., 

TIS. Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Jarmoska, G. W.—Sgt.— 633rd Ordnance Co. (AM), A.P.O. 166. c/o 

Post Master. New York, N. Y. 
Johnson, Henry C. — Lt. — Personal Affairs Office, Drew Field, Tampa, 

Jones. Robert E. '40 '42— Lt. j.g.— South Ground School, USNAS. 

Olathe, Kansas, 

Keith, Deane E.— Lt. — Co. K, 2d Training Regt., Camp Silbert, Ala. 
Keller. Howard L.— Lt. 0-534402— 2d Bn.. 41st Engineers, A.P.O. 9656, 

c/o Post Master, New York. N. Y. 
Kelly, Harold L., Jr. '37 — Major — 7th Regiment. Ft. Meade, Maryland. 
Kent, Robert — Lt. j.g. — Bureau of Ships, Washington, D. C. 
King, J. Richard '32 '35— Lt. 0-1294487, Hdqs. Sev. Command, A.P.O. 

709. San Francisco, Cal. 
Kurz, James Q. '46— Pvt. 33565032— A.P.O. 15152, c/o Post Master, 

New York. N. Y. 

Lankford, M. Courtney '37 — Capt. — Ft. Benning, Ga. 

Leavenworth, Wm. C. '39— Lt. 0-864408— 33rd Photo Reeon. Sqdn., 

A.P.O. 9938. c/o Post Master, New York. N. Y. 
Lee, James Albert '31 — Major — Hdqs. Military Mission, A. P. O. 523, 

c/o Post Master, New York, N. Y. 
Lombarde. Michael— Capt.— USMC. VMSB, 151, M.A.G. 13, c/o Fleet 

Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 
Lozupone, Frank P.— 2d Lt. 0-1104968— Hdqs. Eng., Dist. No. 1, A.P.O. 

627. c/o Post Master, New York, N. Y. 
Lundell, Ernest — Major — Army Ordnance, Washington, D. C. 

McCauley, A. N.— Lt. 0-717736— 1st BCRD, West Oeser Field, Mass. 
McKinstry, Vernon L.. Jr. '42— Lt.— 491 Bomb Grp., 852 Bomb Sqdn., 

Pueblo, Colorado. Army Air Base. 
McWilliams, James '38 — Major — Sec'y General Staff, A.P.O. 512, c/o 

Post Master, New York, N. Y. 

Mathias, Joseph Marshall '35 — Lt. USNR — Armed Guard Center, 

Brooklyn, New York. 
Matthews, Harry B., Jr. '40— W. O. j.g. W21 13776— Hdqs. 761, AAA 

Gun Bn., A.P.O. 836, c/o Post Master, New Orleans, La. 
Maurer, Richard H. '36— Lt. j.g.— BOQ, Lewis Park, NOB, Norfolk, Va. 
Mervine, Frank S. '43 — Pfc. — Lowry Field, Denver, Colo. 
Mier, Harry J. '43— 2d Lt. 0537865— Co. H, 7th Bn., 2d Parachute Tng. 

Regt., Ft. Benning Ga. 
Miller, Norman A. '41 — Lt. USMC — AA Group, 7th Defense Bn., c/o 

Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 
Mitchell. John T., Jr. '43— 2d Lt.— Eglin Field, FMorida. 
Mont, Thomas — 2nd Lt. — Co. E, 4th Infantry. F't. Benning, Ga. 
Morris, Paul II. '21 — Colonel — Hdqs., Reno QM Depot (Remount), 

Ft. Reno, Okla. 
Mossburg, Philip L. '36— Capt.— USMC, Apt. 5, 5711 11th St. N., 

Arlington. Va. 
Mullady, John T. '41— Lt. j.g.— U.S. S. Y. M. S. 59, c/o Fleet Post 

Office. New Y'ork. N. Y. 
Murphy, Maurice — Lt. — USNR, Mayfair House, Germantown, Phil- 
adelphia 44, Pa. 

Nairn, Geoffrey MacD., Jr. '43 — 2d Lt. — Tank Destroyer Board, Camp 

Hood. Texas. 
Needham, William C. H. '35— Capt.— Hdqs. XIII Corps, Ft. Dupont, 

Nordenholz, Fred A. '33— Lt. j.g. — 506 S. Pleasant Place, Philadelphia 

19. Pa. 
Norris, Wm. B.— Lt. 0534985— IRTC School, Camp Blanding, Florida. 

Ochsenreiter, Gene Charles '42 — Lt. — E.C.O., 22nd Tow Target Sqdn., 

Dalhart, Texas. 
Olson. Rodney A. '37 '39— Lt. j.g.— P. O. Navy 93, Box 5A, c/o Fleet 

Post Office, New York, N. Y. 

Payne, Thomas A.— Lt. 0-516137 — 69th AAFFTD, Clarksdale, Miss. 
Pfeiffer, Paul F. '37— Major 0351121 AFHQ Message Center, A.P.O. 

512, c/o Posl Master. New York. N. Y. 
Pindell, William 2nd Lt. C Stage. 1st PTR. Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Pollock. George F. '24 Capt.- -42nd General Hospital, A.P.O. 923, c/o 

Post Master, San Francisco, Cal. 
I', i, I. William Lt. 0516116— Hdqs. & Service Co., The Parachute 

School. Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Porter, R. C. '42 Lt.— 316th T.C.G., 45th T.C.S., A.P.O. 3367, c/o 

Post Master. New York, N. Y. 
Powers. L. (.--Major— 1822 Harvard Street, N.W., Wash., D. C. 
Pratt. Page B. Lt. 0-516117 — 14 Co., (> Regt., Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Preble, Merle '40— Major— Svc. Co., 29th Infantry, A.P.O. 860 c/o 

Post Master. New York, N. Y. 
Price, Edward '42 Hdqs 328th Set-. Gp., VIII Bomber Command, 

A.P.O. 634, New York, N. Y. 

{Continued in Next Issue) 

Justus Steele 
Dies in Crash 

Lieut. Commandei Justus Underwood 
Steele, '34, was killed in .1 plane er.ish 
April 12. the Navy Department has in- 
formed his parents. 

Commander Steele, 32 years old, en 
tered his training as a flying cadet at Pen- 
Sacola, l''la., in 193". Before the war he 
was attached to the light cruiser Brook- 
lyn. Since Pearl Harbor he had seen ac 
tion in both the Atlantic- and Pacific areas. 
At the time of his death he was stationed 
near Seattle, Wash. lie received his most 
recent promotion last summer. 

A native of Baltimore, Commander 
Steele moved to Hyattsville with his parents 
as a hoy. lie attended the public schools. 
University of Maryland, and the Massa 
chusetts Institute of Technology. After 
graduation from the latter school, he was 
employed by the Washington Institute of 
Technology and later in the Lands Divi- 
sion of the Justice Department. 

He is survived besides his parents by his 
widow, Mrs. Barbara Steele, now living on 
the West Coast, and a sister, Mrs. Flor- 
ence Chichester, Takoma Park, Md. 

Dantzig Given 
Service Award 

The Exceptional Civilian Service 
Award, highest War Department award for 
meritorious civilian service, has been given 
to George B. Dantzig, '36. The citation 
follows : 

"In recognition of his outstanding con- 
tribution to the War Department in the 
development of procedures and designs 
which have improved the statistical report- 
ing system and greatly benefited the pro- 
gram of the Army Air Forces. His inven- 
tion of a bombardments requirements 
computer and three computers for deter- 
mination of maintenance, replacement, 
and aircraft and crew requirements, have 
been important factors to the Army Air 
Forces in certain phases of its mission." 

Dantzig is the son of Prof. Tobias Dant- 
zig, former head of the Department of 
Mathematics at the University of Maryland. 

Day Missing in Action 

Lieut. Irving M. Day Jr., Maryland Uni- 
versity student in 1940-41, an Eighth Air 
Force bombardier, was reported missing in 
action following a raid on Germany April 

A 1940 graduate of the Bethesda-Chcvy 
Chase High School, Lieutenant Day was 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving M. Day 
(Continued on page 7) 

Maryland Alumnus 
M. A. Pyle, Dies of 

Milton \. Pyle IS. associate profeSSOi 
of Civil Engineering at the University of 
Maryland, died of a heart attack at his 
home m College Park on \pnl 20. He ap 
parently had been 111 good health, and was 
working in his garden shoitlv before Ins 

Professor Pyle, 49. had been a nienibei 
of the University staff since his graduation. 
In addition to the Bachelor of Stic mi 
degree, he received the OK. professional 
degree in 1937. 

\n engineer on many State and county 
projects. Professor Pyle had most recentlv 
served as engineer tor the Prince Georges 
County Improvement Commission. For 
several summers he was employed bj the 
\\ ashington Suburban Sanitary Commis- 
sion, and was in charge of laving out the 
Calvert Hills subdivision. lie also served 
as engineer of surveys on Man land's pri- 
mary bridge program, and had conducted 
the surveying for the proposed bridge 
across the Chesapeake Bay, the bridge 
across the Patapsco River at Baltimore, the 
Potomac Bridge at Ludlow's Ferry, and 

Professor Pvle was a member of Ian 

and Instructor, 
Heart Attack 


Beta Pi, honorary engineering society; the 

American Society of Civil Engineers; and 
the National Society of En 

Surviving are his widow and a daughter, 
Mrs. Paul Lanham of Philadelphia, Pa. 


Capt. Walter F. Mulligan, University of 
Maryland student in 1937-38 and 1940-41, 
has been awarded the Air Medal for aerial 
achievement between February 10 and 
March 17. Captain Mulligan is a veteran 
combat pilot and flight commander at a 
1 5th AAF Liberator Bomber Base in Italy. 
He enlisted in the Air Cadets in March, 
1941, and graduated from flight training 
in October, 1941. Since his graduation. 
Captain Mulligan has served as an instruc- 
tor pilot at Stockton, Cal., and Marfa, 
Texas. He is a member of Sigma Nu Fra- 

It's a boy for Captain and Mrs. Arthur 
H. Valentine! Captain Valentine, '42, is 
stationed at the ASC Engineering School 
at Robins Field, Ga. He is an engineering 
graduate. The baby was born April 10. 

Pfc. Carlton E. Heyser, Maryland stu- 
dent in 1931-32, was wounded seriously in 
action on the Anzio beachhead in Italy, 
February 17, his family has learned. In a 
letter home, Pfc. Heyser, 28, an infantry 
man, said he had been wounded by shrap- 
nel. He was employed by the Veterans' 
Administration before entering the service 
in March, 1943, and was a member of the 
District bar. 

Lieut. John ParkerWatson is complet 
ing training for combat duty as pilot of a 
B-24 Liberator at Davis Monthan Field, 
Tucson, Ariz. Lieutenant Watson was a 
student at the University when he entered 
the service in December, 1942. 

G. J. (Rosey) Pollock. '23, Maryland 
alumni secretary, is an administrative offi 
cer with a general hospital unit in Au- 
stralia. He was recently promoted to cap- 
tain. The Australian hospital is a unit made 
up of University of Mankind medical per- 
sonnel from the University Hospital. Cap- 
tain Pollock reports that he recently met 
Jim Meade, '40, former football star at 
the University and member of the Wash- 
ington Redskins professional team. 

Pfc. Frank S. Mervine, '43, was mar- 
ried on April 12 at Lowery Field, Denver. 
Colo., to Miss Fern Furlow of Sioux Falls, 
S. D. Pfc. Mervine was president of the 
Footlight Club at the University. He is a 
member of Omicron Delta Kappa and 
Alpha Psi Omega fraternities. His bride 
is executive secretary of the American Red 
Cross in Sioux Falls. 

Ensign J. C. Emery, '42. Navy Air 
Corps, is stationed at Seattle. Wash. 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Mrs. William McMillan. '39, the for- 
mer Elaine McClayton, will soon go over 
seas as recreational hostess of the American 
Red Cross. She expects to be sent to the 
China India area. Mrs. McMillan is a 
member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Her 
husband, a captain in the U. S. Army, is 
stationed in England. 

Maj. Harry Dosch Jr., '37, recently 
was home on furlough from the Pacific 
area. His address is 172nd Infantry, APO 
43. co Postmaster, San Francisco, Cal. 
Major Dosch married the former Louise 
Kemp, '41, a member of Alpha Omicron 
Pi and Mortar Board. 

Lieut. John F. Maynard, '36, USNR, 
is chief engineer aboard ship. Lieutenant 
Maynard has served in the Atlantic and 
is now stationed in Seattle. Wash. He is a 
member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. 

Lieut. Leo Mueller, '41, USMC, is on 
duty in the Southwest Pacific. Lieutenant 
Mueller is a member of Kappa Alpha fra- 
ternity. He married the former Betty Pelto 
of Baltimore, and they have a 15-month- 
old son, Johnny, whom he has never seen. 
Lieutenant Mueller has been out of the 
country 23 months. 

Lieut. John Muncks, '39, is with the 
U. S. Army Engineers. He is married to 
Sara Ann Vaiden, '40, who was president 
of Alpha Omicron Pi while a student at 
the University. Mrs. Muncks will make her 
home in Alexandria, Va., where she will 
be employed by the Chemical Warfare 
Division of the National Airport. 

Capt. Frank I. Davis Jr., '41, is at the 
Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving 
Grounds, Aberdeen. Md. He was president 
of his class and a member of Phi Delta 
Theta fraternity. 

Lieut. Col. George H. Yeager, '23-'25, 
former chief of Operative Surgery at the 
Unisersity of Mankind, now commanding 
officer at an Army General Hospital in 
Australia, has been promoted to colonel. 
Colonel Yeager was called to active duty 
in April, 1941, and was appointed com- 
manding officer of the hospital unit in De- 
cember. 1942. His wife and two children 
live in Baltimore. 

Dr. and Mrs. Wendell Woodring of 
Clievy Chase, Md., announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter Judy Worth Wood 


Capt. Louis B. Finkclstcin. '37. strikes up 
some white man's fire for a native friend at 
the tatter's home somewhere in New Guinea, 
Captain Finkclstcin is serving with an en- 
gineering unit. As special serz'ice officer, 
he helped form a swing band and revue 
which entertains troops in the New Guinea 

ring to Lieut, (j.g.) Robert M. Arma- 
gast, USNR, of Troy, Ala. Lieutenant Ar- 
magast is stationed at the Patuxent River 
Nasal Air Station. Miss Woodring received 
her B.A. degree at the University and is 
now in charge of editing the Science News 
Letter, publication of Science Service. 

Dr. Thomas Malcolm Price, '99, chem- 
ist with the District Health Department in 
Washington, died April 23. He was 65 
years old. Dr. Price was the grandson of 
Judge John H. Price of Baltimore. 

Floyd English Rice, '41, died March 22, 
following an operation at Siblev Hospital. 
Mr. Rice received his degree of Bachelor 
of Science in the College of Agriculture. 
He was with the Map Service of the Brit- 
ish Air Commission following his gradua- 
tion and afterward was with the Soil Con- 
servation Service of the U. S. Department 
of Agriculture, and for the past two years, 
he had been with the Map Service of the 
U. S. War Department. He is survived by 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Rice of 
Takoma Park, Md. 

Ruth Dashiell Hearn, '42, completed 
her post-graduate training at the Johns 

Hopkins Hospital Dietary Department and 
is now a member of the American Dietetic 
Association. Her husband is a lieutenant 
in the United States AAF and is stationed 
in Central America. 

Margaret Ellen Seiter. '41, was mar- 
ried May 4 to Lieut. William McLean 
Graham, '42, at the Second Presbyterian 
Church in Baltimore. Mrs. Graham is a 
graduate of the College of Home Econom- 
ics. Lieutenant Graham is a member of the 
U. S. Marine Corps. 

Paul J. Goldberg, '38, has entered the 
Army Air Forces Training Command 
School at Yale University for aviation cadet 
training in communications. He is a mem- 
ber of the American Institute of Electrical 
Engineers and Phi Alpha fraternity, and 
took Electrical Engineering at the Univer- 

Capt. Turner G. Timberlake, '41, is in 
command of a shop for the maintenance 
of equipment in the Aleutians area. A grad- 
uate of the College of Engineering, Cap- 
tain Timberlake was called to active duty 
in the Army in August, 1941, transferred 
to the Corps of Engineers in 1942, and 
was ordered to duty outside of the country. 
He was maintenance officer on the Alaskan 
Highway until its completion. He was dec- 
orated for unusual devotion to duty and 
made a Legionnaire in the Army Legion 
of Merit. He was promoted to captain in 
September, 1943. 

Mrs. Florence D. Porter, '04, is living 
at 2229 Park Street, Jacksonville, Fla. 
After leaving the University of Maryland, 
she went to Jacksonville where she was 
engaged in private duty nursing and hos- 
pital work until 1914, the year of her mar- 
riage. During the World War, she was 
president of the Nurses' Association in 
Florida and secretary of the Red Cross for 
nurses in that state. At present she is not 
active in any work. 

German us J. France, '41, is now en- 
rolled as an aviation cadet at Maxwell 
Field, Ala., an installation of the Army Air 
Forces Training Command, where he is 
receiving nine weeks of military training. 
Cadet France attended the Baltimore 
branch of the University and received his 
B.S. degree. 

Sgt. L. R. (Ro) Hales, '42, is an aircraft 
armorer somewhere in England. 

Capt. Robert Neiman, '38, USMCR, is 
with the Marines in the Marshall Islands 
area. He is reported to have been in several 

of the big rights. 

Lieut. George Gilbert. '38, is serving in 

Lieut, (j.g.) James Bryan, '42. is on an 
LST (landing ship, tank.) 

Ann Bono, '40, is a eadet nurse at Vale 
University in New Haven, Conn. 

Charles Ksanda, '41, on duty with the 
Navy Department in Washington, D. C, 
was married on April 5. 

The promotion of Carlton M. Steiner, 
1940-43, from corporal to sergeant has 
been announced by an 8th Air Force 
Bomber Station in England. Sergeant Stein 
«r is in charge of the awards and decora- 
tions section of a Flying Fortress Station. 
He has been in the European theater of 
operations for eight months. 

Lieut. James Kemper, '40, USNR, is 
stationed at Asbury Park, N. J. His wife, 
the former Dottie Wailes, '40, and their 
baby are living in Baltimore. 

Jerry Schuh Barlow, '37, and her hus- 
band. Dave Barlow, USMC, have a young 
son, Joseph Cantrell Barlow, born Jan. 15 
and weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz. They are living 
at Ft. Worth, Texas. 

Capt. and Mrs. William Needham, '34, 
have a second son, David Matthews, born 
in March. Mrs. Needham is the former 
Marion Parker. She is living with her two 
boys at the home of her parents in Chevy 
Chase, Md. Captain Needham, former 
editor of the Diamondback, is attached to 
the staff of Major Gen. Alvin C. Gillem 
at Ft. Du Pont, Del. Also on General Gil- 
lem 's staff is Maj. Harry Hasslinger, '33. 

Florence Peter Arquin, '33, has moved 
back to New York City with her son and 
baby daughter so that she will be on hand 
whenever her sailor husband's boat comes 
in. "Pete's" address is 9281 Shore Road, 
Apt. 126, Brooklyn, 9, N. Y. 

Major and Mrs. Edward F. Quinn, Jr., 
are parents of a son born April 28 at Gar- 
field Hospital, Washington, D. C. Major 
Quinn is attending the Command and 
General Staff School at Ft. Leavenworth, 
Kansas. He was Student Body president at 
the University in 1934 and was a member 
of Theta Chi fraternity. Mrs. Quinn is the 
former Louise Fenton and is a member 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. The 
Quinns also have a daughter, Patricia, 4 
years old. 

Betty Smaltz Vogel, '33, and her hus- 
band, Len Vogel, '31, are making their 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

home at 1426 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, 
111. Mr. Vogel is connected with the Gen- 
eral Electric Company in Chicago. 

Lieut. Frank Lozupone, '40, is in China 
at Headquarters of Engineers, District No. 
1. His wife. Patsy Royster Lozupone,, '41, 
is staying at her parents' home in Bethcsda, 
Md., for the duration. 

Elmire Pearson, '42. is at Ft. Dix. N. J., 
where her father is stationed. 

Jesse Halstead, '42. is at Ft. Leonard 
Wood, Mo., with her family. 

Ruth Diggs Webb, '32. and her little 
girl are with her family in Baltimore. Her 
husband is now a lieutenant (j.g.) in the 

Mary Anne Griffith Kephart, '42, and 
her husband, "Bud" Kephart,. 41, are liv- 
ing in South San Francisco, Cal.. where he 
is stationed. 

Bess Paterson Shipe, '40, and her hus- 
band, Kelso Shipe, '40, have moved to 
Abilene, Texas. 

Ann Revel Chadeyne, '43, is a member 
of the Waves. She is a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma sorority. 

Dot Burke Nordenholz, '34, and her 
husband, Lieut, (j.g.) Fred Nordenholz, 

'33, are living at 506 South Pleasant Place, 
Philadelphia, 19, Pa. Lieutenant Norden- 
holz is in Aviation Supply with the Navy. 

Another Kappa Kappa Gamma and 
Theta Chi combination living in Philadel- 
phia is Marguerite Norris Murphy 1932- 
35, and Lieut, (s.g) Mike Murphy, '41. 
Their address is Mayfair House, German- 
town, Philadelphia, 44, Pa. 

Phyllis Mcllhenny, 1940-41, went to 
San Antonio, Texas, April 20, to become 
the bride of Lieut. Aubrey Houser. 

Alice Cann, '41 a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma sorority, is working at the 
USO on Charles Street, Baltimore. 

Rita Monocrusos, '41, is an ensign in 
the Waves at a station in Baltimore. She- 
is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. 

On Saturday, \pril 15. Betsy Mumma. 
'42. and Edward H. Covell, '43, were mat 
ned at I lagerstown. Md I hc\ are living 

at 2222 North Charles Street. Baltimore, 

where he is employed b\ the Southern 

States Cooperative. 

Betsy Carson Case, '42. ind Dick < .m- 
'41. are living at 1000 Calvert Street. Bal 
timore. Mr. Case, a Phi Delta Theta, is a 

practicing attorney. 

The engagement has been announced ot 

George-Anna Diehl, '43, Alpha Onntroii 
Pi, to Towler Maxson, '43, tin Alpha Tail 
Omega. He is an Army dental student in 

Warren E. Tydings, president of the 
Student Government Association in 193 5, 

is attending Officers' Candidate School at 
Camp Lee. Va. 

Ginny Diffenbach, '40, and her hus- 
band. Al Diffenbach, '40. are in Galves- 
ton, Texas. 

Lois Kuhn Peffer, '38, and Lucy Ben 
nett Saum, '37, arc both working as air 
traffic control trainees at the Washington 
National Airport. Washington. D. C. 

Commissioned in January as a first lieu- 
tenant in the Army Dental Corps, Lieut. 
Leonard Davitz has been sent to Camp 
Breckinridge. Ky. He is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland Dental School. 

Burton F. (Burt) Davis, '43. is working 
for Van Sant Dugdale. an advertising com- 
pany in Baltimore. He and his wife, Char 
lotte Eisele Davis, '42. are making their 
home at 3203 North Charles Street, Balti- 
more. Their apartment has been a gathering 
place for Maryland graduates ever since 
they were married last August. She is a 
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, 
and he is a member of Alpha Tau Omega 

Walter K. (Bud) Spelsberg, '41, is a 
medical student at the University of Mary- 
land Hospital in Baltimore. He married 
Martha Tonkin of Clarksburg. W. Va. 

Eugene G. Riley, '42, a medical stu- 
dent at the University, is married to the 
former Miss Carroll Young of Baltimore. 

Ensign Harry K. Wells, '45. USNR, is 
engaged to be married to Miss Lois Lut- 
trel of Baltimore. He is a member of Alpha 
Tau Omega. He is serving on an LST boat. 

Lieut. Charles Harry, '43. and Doris 
Hampshire, '42, were married March 28, 
in Baltimore. She is a member of Alpha 
Omicron Pi sorority, and he is a member 
of Alpha Tau Omega. Lieutenant Ham is 
stationed at Ft. Bcnning. Georgia. 

Jumping Star 
Held by Nazis 

First word to reach this country that 
Lieut. Thomas E. Miller. '39, was missing 
in action, came in a shortwave broadcast 
from Germany. The Nazi broadcast said 
that he was a prisoner of war. It was 
learned through the Government's re- 
cently established shortwave service that 
Lieutenant Miller was interned in Ger- 

His parents believe that their son was 
one of 900 American soldiers captured Jan- 
uary 30 during the battle of Cisterna in 
Italy. Not until March 13 did the War De- 
partment officially notify them that he was 
missing in action in the Mediterranean 

Late in April, his parents received a card 
from Lieutenant Miller saving that he was 
a prisoner and in good health, but the 
W ar Department has not officially notified 
them of this. 

Lieutenant Miller was a record-breaking 
high jumper and track star at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, and has been overseas 
with the Rangers since last October. 

At the University. Lieutenant Miller es- 
tablished the yet-unbroken 6 feet 3% inch 
high jump in 1937. 

He married Miss Dorothy Eckart in 
December, 1941, and entered the Army a 
year later. 

Simpson Made Colonel 
In Army Air Forces 

John G. Simpson, '35, has been pro- 
moted to full colonel in the U. S. Army 
Air Forces, it has been learned. He is sta- 
tioned in England and is flying heavy 

Both Colonel Simpson and the girl he 
married, June Bamsley, '36, were active 
in campus affairs. He played on the Terp 
football team, and was a member of Kappa 
Alpha fraternitv. 

McWilliams Named 
Secretary of State 

William J. McWilliams, who received 
his degree in law at the University of Mary- 
land in 1930, has been appointed Secretary 
of State by Governor Herbert R. O'Conor. 

The 40-year-old Annapolis attorney is 
past president of the Anne Arundel Coun- 
ty Bar Association. He was Annapolis City 
Counselor from 1934 to 1936, and is 
chairman of the Annapolis draft board. 

Mr. McWilliams is married and has 
four children. 

Playing Ball for Uncle Sam Now — 



Two former Maryland athletes are playing Bigtime ball now. Capt. John W. (Bill) 
Guckevson is in the Army Air Forces, and Charles Ernest (Charlev) Keller is with the 
Maritime Service. 

Captain Guckevson, one of the University of Maryland's greatest all-round athletes, 
is going great guns against the enemy in the skies over Europe. Flight le.'.der of a P-47 
Thunderbolt Squadron, he has shot down or destroyed on the ground five German planes. 

At the University, from which he was graduated in 1937, Guckevson starred in foot- 
ball, soccer and basketball and was president of his class in his final year. 

After several seasons with the New York Yankees, Charley Keller, once hailed as a 
second Babe Ruth, has taken up the cudgel for Uncle Sam. 

Keller is remembered as key man on one of the greatest teams ever to represent 
Maryland on the diamond. As a member of the 1936 team that Coach Shipley took to 
the Southern Conference Tournament, he starred in the outfield and at bat, and the 
Terps nabbed the Conference crown. 

In his first year in intercollegiate baseball, King Kong Keller, as he was then known, 
hit an even .500, an average far above any other college player's, and ranked second in 
the number of bases stolen. He graduated in 1938 and was with the Newark Bears two 
seasons before joining the Yanks. 

Capt. Carl Barthel 
Awarded Flying Cross 

Capt. Carl C. Barthel, University stu- 
dent 1937-41, has been awarded the Dis 
tinguished Firing Cross for "extraordinary 
achievement and heroism" while partici- 
pating in missions over Europe, the Eighth 
Air Force has announced. 

Previously awarded the Silver Star for 
his part in the bombing of the Ploesti Oil 
Refineries, Captain Barthel has been over- 
seas since August, 1942. On the Ploesti 
mission, he successfully led the formation 
home when the lead bomber was shot 

Before entering the Army in July, 1941, 
Captain Barthel was an instructor at the 
John Carroll School in Silver Spring. 

Capt. R. J. Goodhart 
Goes to Ft. Knox, Ky. 

Capt. Raymond J. (Buddy) Goodhart, 
'36, has returned to this country from Italy, 
and will become an instructor in the Ar- 
mored School at Fort Knox, Ky. 

Captain Goodhart served overseas for 
two years, and lately has been with the 
5th Armored Force. He has been on duty 
in England, North Africa, and Italy. In 
1941 he was stationed at Fort Lewis, 
Wash., with the ~52nd Tank Battalion. 

While attending the University, he was 
a member o c Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 
Pi Delta Fpsilon, and Scabbard and Blade. 
Captain Goodhart was married to Miry 
Keller, '36. in 1937, and they have two 

Grads Meet 
In Cleveland 

More than 3 3 graduates and Faculty 
members of the University of Maryland at 
tended a luncheon at the Statlei Hotel in 
Cleveland, Ohio, in April. The luncheon 
was held in conjunction with the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society meeting. Students 
of Dr. Walter Hartung of the Pharmacy 
School presented him with a watch m ap- 
preciation of his interest in them. 

The following alumni were among those 
attending the luncheon: 

Thomas Mcars '39, National Bureau of 
Standards. Washington, D. C; Mildred 
\V. Grafflin, M.S. '24, Hercules Powder 
Company, Wilmington, Del.; M. R. Hat- 
field. Ph.D. 'IS, National Carbon Com 
panv. Cleveland. Ohio; S. M. Kline, Ph.D. 
'34, National Bureau of Standards; S. C. 
Shrader, Ph.D. '35, Dow Chemical Com- 
pany, Midland. Michigan; George L. Kal- 
onsek, Ph.D. '41, National Bureau of 

John K. Wolfe. Ph.D. '39, Naval Re- 
search Laboratory, Washington, D. C; 
Samuel McFarlane, Cclanese Corporation 
of America. Cumberland. Md.; Richard 
Tollcfson, Ph.D. '43, Air Reduction Com 
pany, Stamford, Conn.; W. P. Campbell, 
Hercules Powder Company; Gunter Zweig, 
'44. Washington, D. C; Samuel Goklha- 
gen, '44, College Park; N. C. Thornton, 
'2~, Boyce Thompson Company, Yonkers, 
N. Y.; and C. E. White, '23, University of 
Maryland faculty. 

Campbell Saved 
By Old Classmate 

After drifting for three clays on a life- 
raft in the Southwest Pacific, where his 
plane had been downed by enemy fire, 
Lieut. Bruce S. Campbell Jr., Maryland 
student in 1939-40, was rescued — by a 
fellow Marylander with whom he had at- 
tended school, Lieut. James Sweeney, 
USN, of Baltimore. 

Lieutenant Sweeney's orders were mere- 
ly to "rescue a flyer who has been downed." 
When the flyer was sighted and the rescue 
made the two men learned that they had 
been classmates at McDonogh School. 
They had not met since leaving Baltimore. 

Lieutenant Campbell suffered no serious 
ill effects from his experience aboard the 
raft. He has served in the Southwest Pa- 
cific with the Army Air Force since Feb 
ruary, 1943. 

He has two brothers overseas, one of 
whom was recently returned to active duty 
after being wounded. 


Miss Alma Preinkert, 'J.'. University of 
of Maryland registrar, has been circled cor- 
responding secretary of the Maryland Fed- 
cration of Women's Clubs. The election 
was held in April at a meeting of repre- 
sentatives of women's organisations, in Bal- 
timore. Miss Preinkert will serve a three- 
year term. 

Tydings Renominated 

U. S. Senator Millard F. Tydings. '10 
and '13. in the May primary decisively 
defeated four Democratic rivals in his race 
for a fourth consecutive term. The Havre 
dc Grace veteran, now in his 17th year in 
the Senate, said he regarded his victory as 
"a good augury" for the November elec- 

Senator Tydings received a Doctor of 
Laws honorary degree from the University 
of Maryland in 1933. 

Vol. XI 

No. 12 

May, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
RAYMOND W. WILD - - - Fditor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
duea are $2.00 per year. 

McFerrin Home 
From Pacific 

Soldiers in the Southwest Pacifu have 
had their spirits boosted more b) the 
\nn\\ furlough rotation program thin by 
,ui\ other event of the war, Majoi Sid 
McFerrin, '36. said recently upon Ins n 
turn home after two yens in the Pacifi 

During Ins service in the I lawaii in K 

lands. Australia, and on .in island ofl s - 
Guinea, Major McFerrin said he had ob 
served that virtually all the men think 
constantly of going home, and that long 
periods of inaction had intensified this 

After returning to his home in Balti- 
more, Major McFerrin spent most of his 
time getting acquainted with his son. Sri 
ncy, Jr.. who was born three months after 
his father went overseas immediately after 
Pearl Harbor. 

Major McFerrin was one of the first men 
in his infantry regiment to receive a 22 clay 
rotation furlough. He said he drew his 
leave "out of a hat" when it was an- 
nounced that only a few of those eligible 
would be permitted to journey back to the 
United States. 

Following his furlough Major McFerrin 
was to be assigned to the Infantry School 
at Fort Benning, Ga. 

Langley is Missing 

lech. Sgt. Theodore C. Langley, '36, 
has been reported missing over Germany 
since April 1 1 . 

A radioman gunner on a living Fortress. 
Sergeant Langley was stationed at an air base 
"somewhere in England." He had com- 
pleted 19 missions and had been awarded 
the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf clusters. 

Sergeant Langley was a native of Wash- 
ington, D. C. and a graduate of Central 
High School. 

John Keane Dies 

John K, Keane, 3 3. University of Mar) 

land student in 1928-29, died at the Prince 
Georges Hospital in Chcvcrly on April 30. 
A resident of Prince Georges County 
since 1916. Mr. Keane is survived by his 
widow, a son. two brothers and two sistcis. 
all of Rivcrdalc. Mr. Keane represented 
several of Washington's unions. 

Day Missing (Continued from page ; 
of Cumberland Ave.. Chew Chase. He 
was 22 vc.irs old. 

Enlisting in the Air Forces two 
ago. he trained at Ellington and Big Spring 
Fields. Texas. Last November he wis sent 
to England, and had completed 2 3 nus 
sions. His wife, the former Marian Stod- 
dard, lives in Kensington. Md. 

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